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Volume 25, Number 7—July 2019

High-Complexity Plasmodium falciparum Infections, North Central Nigeria, 2015–2018

Bitrus YakubuComments to Author , Ishaya Yohanna Longdet, Horsfall Jen Tony, Dinchi Tyem Davou, and Emmanuel Obishakin
Author affiliations: National Veterinary Research Institute Vom, Jos, Nigeria (B. Yakubu, D.T. Davou, E. Obishakin); University of Jos, Jos (I.Y. Longdet, H.J. Tony)

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Table 3

Distribution of msp 1, msp 2, and glurp clones detected in previous studies conducted in southwestern Nigeria, 2004–2014, and North Central Nigeria, 2015–2018*

Study Region (state or territory) No. samples No. alleles†
Mean MO‡
K1 MAD20 R033 FC27 IC/3D7
Happi et al. (30) Southwestern (Ogun) 47 4 2 4 9 4 5
Olasehinde et al. (31) Southwestern (Ogun) 100 4 3 1 3 3 1.1
Oyebola et al. (32) Southwestern (Lagos) 100 3 2 1 3 3 1.4
Bamidele Abiodun et al. (33) Southwestern (Lagos) 78 2 2 1 1.4
This study North Central (Plateau, Nasarawa, Kogi, Kaduna, FCT) 54 16 13 10 16 15 13 2.4

*FDT, Federal Capital Territory; glurp, glutamate-rich protein; MOI, multiplicity of infection; msp1, merozoite surface protein 1; msp2, merozoite surface protein 2.
†Total number alleles found, regardless of size.
‡Defined as number of parasite clones per sample.

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