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Novel genetic tools for tracking the origins and spread of Plasmodium vivax

Objectives

To develop an online platform with analytical tools to identify the main reservoirs of infection, how parasites are spreading within and across national borders, and how effectively interventions have impacted on parasite transmission.

Principal Institution

Menzies School of Health Research

Principal Investigators / Focal Persons

Sarah Auburn

Rationale and Abstract

Plasmodium vivax causes >8 million malaria cases annually. Containment of this parasite is constrained by limited surveillance tools. This project will establish genetic data on >6,000 P. vivax cases from across the globe. Using this data, we will develop an online platform with analytical tools to identify the main reservoirs of infection, how parasites are spreading within and across national borders, and how effectively interventions have impacted on parasite transmission.

Date

Jan 2021 — Dec 2024

Total Project Funding

$392,773

Project Site

Australia

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