Plasmodium falciparum pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 Gene Deletions in Malaria-Hyperendemic Region, South Sudan
Irene Molina-de la Fuente1
, María José Sagrado Benito1
, Laurence Flevaud, Janet Ousley, Harriet Akello Pasquale, Ahmed Julla, Abdirashid M. Abdi, Buai Tut Chol, Bakri Abubakr, Agustín Benito
, Cristian Casademont, Carolina Nanclares, and Pedro Berzosa
Author affiliations: Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain (I. Molina-de la Fuente); Alcala University, Madrid (I.M. de la Fuente, A. Benito, P. Berzosa); Médecins Sans Frontières, Barcelona, Spain (M.J.S. Benito, L. Flevaud, C. Casademont, C. Nanclares); Médecins Sans Frontières, New York, New York, USA (J. Ousley); National Malaria Control Program, Ministry of Health, Juba, South Sudan (H.A. Pasquale, A. Julla); Médecins Sans Frontières, Juba (A.M. Abdi, B.T. Chol); Médecins Sans Frontières, Nairobi, Kenya (B. Abubakr); Centro de Investigación Biomedica en Red de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Madrid (A. Benito, P.J.B. Diaz)
Figure 1. Frequencies of Plasmodium falciparum single and double pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 deletions in malaria-hyperendemic region, South Sudan. Color represents the type of deletion and proportion of each type of deletion and genotype. Open source QGIS software (https://www.qgis.org) was used to map sample collection locations. Inset map shows locations of the study area in South Sudan and of South Sudan in Africa.
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