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Malaria Drug resistance

J-F Magnaval magnaval at cict.fr
Thu Aug 29 08:37:21 EST 1996

David Strange wrote:
> Morning,
> Does anyone know where I can find up to date information on the
> distribution of malaria drug resistance?

> Thanks,
> David Strange.Your message has been forwarded to the listserv Malaria.
Please find below the most interesting reply

Jean-François Magnaval, M.D., Dr.Sc..
Lab. Parasitologie
CHU Purpan
31059 Toulouse France
Phone 33 61 77 20 12
Fax   33 61 77 23 78

The following chapter has a relatively up-to-date map of the spread 
of chloroquine resistance.  For the other drugs you'll probably have 
to draw maps based on WHO reports, although you should keep in mind 
that maps simply showing where resistance has been reported do not 
accurately reflect the public health importance of resistance in 
various areas.  E.g. chloroquine resistance is present throughout 
subSaharan Africa, but while RIII resistance is common in some areas, 
other areas have only rare or RI resistance.

If anyone does have a current reference for maps showing distribution 
of resistance to other drugs, please post to the group.  Thanks.

Plowe C & Wellems T. Molecular Approaches to the Spreading Problem of
Drug Resistant Malaria.  Antimicrobial Resistance: A Crisis in Health
Care,  Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology. Mortensen J (ed.)

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