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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

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Malaria Epidemic and Drug Resistance, Djibouti

Christophe Rogier*Comments to Author , Bruno Pradines*, H. Bogreau*, Jean-Louis Koeck†‡, Mohamed-Ali Kamil§, and Odile Mercereau-Puijalon¶
Author affiliations: *IMTSSA-IFR48, Marseille, France; †Centre Hospitalier des Armées Bouffard, Djibouti; ‡HIA Val de Grace, Paris, France; §Ministry of Health, Djibouti; ¶Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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Table 2

Distribution of msp1 and msp2 alleles by allelic families and fragment size (in base pair) among Djibouti isolates with only 1 allele detected by locus*

Locus Allelic families Allele (base pair) 1998 (%) 1999 (%) 2002 (%)
msp1
K1 129 4.3 2.6 14.3
203 0.0 2.6 0.0
Mad 20 166 4.3 0.0 0.0
184 34.8 2.6 57.1
193 0.0 7.7 0.0
202 21.7 5.1 14.3
237 4.3 0.0 0.0
241 4.3 0.0 0.0
Ro 33 131 26.1 79.5 14.3
msp2
3D7 221 9.7 2.1 0.0
226 0.0 2.1 0.0
248 16.1 0.0 60.0
253 0.0 2.1 0.0
261 0.0 2.1 0.0
275 0.0 10.6 0.0
282 3.2 0.0 6.7
284 0.0 0.0 3.3
308 3.2 0.0 0.0
346 0.0 0.0 3.3
366 3.2 0.0 0.0
371 0.0 0.0 3.3
FC27 173 3.2 0.0 0.0
373 6.5 0.0 6.7
408 35.5 80.9 10.0
444 3.2 0.0 0.0
468 16.1 0.0 6.7

*Isolates collected in 1998 (msp1: n = 23; msp2: n = 31), 1999 (msp1: n = 39; msp2: n = 47), and 2002 (msp1: n = 21; msp2: n = 30).

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