Genetic Evidence of Importation of Drug-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum to Guatemala from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Jaymin C. Patel
, Steve M. Taylor, Patricia C. Juliao, Christian M. Parobek, Mark Janko, Luis Demetrio Gonzalez, Lucia Ortiz, Norma Padilla, Antoinette K. Tshefu, Michael Emch, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Kim Lindblade, and Steven R. Meshnick
Author affiliations: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (J.C. Patel, S.M. Taylor, C.M. Parobek, M. Janko, M. Emch, S.R. Meshnick); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (P.C. Juliao, V. Udhayakumar, K. Lindblade); Military Medical Center, Guatemala City, Guatemala (L.D. Gonzalez); Universidad de Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City (L. Ortiz, N. Padilla); University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (A.K. Tshefu)
Figure 3. Neighbor-joining tree of 3 Plasmodium falciparum populationsPrefixes of genomes indicate parasite origins: Green text indicates parasite populations from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); orange indicates parasite populations detected in soldiers who were returning from the DRC to Guatemala; red indicates parasite populations from Guatemala.
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