Multilocus genotyping reveals high heterogeneity and strong local population structure of the Plasmodium vivax population in the Peruvian Amazon
Van den Eede, Peter × Van der Auwera, Gert Delgado, Christopher Huyse, Tine Soto-Calle, Veronica E Gamboa, Dionicia Grande, Tanilu Rodriguez, Hugo Llanos, Alejandro Anne, Jozef Erhart, Annette D'Alessandro, Umberto #
Malaria Journal vol:9 pages:-
Background: Peru is one of the Latin American countries with the highest malaria burden, mainly due to Plasmodium vivax infections. However, little is known about P. vivax transmission dynamics in the Peruvian Amazon, where most malaria cases occur. The genetic diversity and population structure of P. vivax isolates collected in different communities around Iquitos city, the capital of the Peruvian Amazon, was determined.