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Molecular surveillance of artemisinin resistance falciparum malaria among migrant goldmine workers in Myanmar

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, March 2017
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Molecular surveillance of artemisinin resistance falciparum malaria among migrant goldmine workers in Myanmar
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Malaria Journal, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12936-017-1753-8
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Myat Htut Nyunt, Bo Wang, Khin Myo Aye, Kyin Hla Aye, Jin-Hee Han, Seong-Kyun Lee, Kay Thwe Han, Ye Htut, Eun-Taek Han


Artemisinin resistance has been reported in Greater Mekong Sub-region countries, including Myanmar. After discovery of artemisinin resistance marker (K13), molecular surveillance on artemisinin resistance in endemic regions have been conducted. As the migrant population represents a high percentage of malaria cases, molecular surveillance of artemisinin resistance among migrant workers is of great concern. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Shwegyin Township, where migrants work in the goldmines. Blood samples were collected from uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum-infected migrant workers by active and passive cases screening with rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) and microscopy. Amplification and sequence analysis of artemisinin resistance molecular markers, such as k13, pfarps10, pffd, pfmdr2, pfmrp1, pfrad5, and pfcnbp, were carried out and pfmdr1 copy number analysis was conducted by real-time PCR. Among the 100 falciparum-infected patients, most were male (90%), of working age (20-40 years) with median parasite density of 11,166 parasites/µL (range 270-110,472 parasites/µL). Artemisinin resistance molecular marker, k13 mutations were detected in (21/100, 21.0%) in which composed of a validated marker, C580Y (9/21, 42.9%) and candidate markers such as P574L (5/21, 23.8%), P667T (5/21, 23.8%) and M476I (2/21, 9.5%). Underlying genetic markers predisposing to become k13 mutants were found as V127M of pfarps10 (41/100, 41.0%), D153Y of pffd (64/100, 64.0%), T484I of pfmdr2 (58/100, 58.0%) and F1390I of pfmrp1 (24/100, 24.0%). The pfmdr1 copy number analysis revealed six copy numbers (1/100, 1.0%), three (2/100, 2.0%), two (8/100, 8.0%) and only one copy number (89/100, 89.0%). Only one sample showed both k13 mutation (P667T) and multiple copy number of pfmdr1. High mutant rate of artemisinin resistance markers and relatively high pfmdr1 copy number among isolates collected from migrant goldmine workers alert the importance of containment measures among this target population. Clinical and molecular surveillance of artemisinin resistance among migrants should be scaled up.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 26%
Student > Master 8 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Other 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 13%
Environmental Science 4 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 9%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 8 17%

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