The role of early detection and treatment in malaria elimination

Access to testing and treatment are essential components of any malaria elimination strategy. Implementing large-scale, high-coverage, community-based early diagnosis and treatment requires few technological innovations but relies on a very well structured organization able to train, supervise and supply posts, to monitor activity and to perform strict malaria surveillance.

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Publication date: July 2016
Source: Malaria Journal

Spread of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Myanmar: a cross-sectional survey of the K13 molecular marker

Emergence of artemisinin resistance in Southeast Asia poses a serious threat to the global control of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Currently, artemisinin resistance extends across much of Myanmar. P falciparum parasites carrying K13-propeller mutations were recorded at high prevalence next to the northwestern border with India. Appropriate therapeutic regimens should be tested urgently and implemented comprehensively if spread of artemisinin resistance to other regions is to be avoided.

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Publication date: February 2015
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases