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Volume 73, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

A molecular epidemiology study was conducted to determine the distribution of antimalarial drug resistance alleles among field isolates of . Samples were obtained during an epidemic affecting Kuna Amerindians in Panama. A high prevalence of mutations associated with chloroquine, pyrimethamine, and sulfadoxine was observed. Genotype analysis of msp2 revealed a low genetic diversity of parasites circulating in the studied area. The public health implications of these findings for the Central American region are discussed.

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  • Received : 31 Mar 2005
  • Accepted : 10 Jun 2005

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