Nationwide genetic surveillance of Plasmodium vivax in Papua New Guinea reveals heterogeneous transmission dynamics and routes of migration amongst subdivided populations
Abebe A Fola, Elma Nate, GL Abby Harrison, Celine Barnadas, Manuel W Hetzel, Jonah Iga, Peter Siba, Ivo Mueller, Alyssa E Barry
Infection, Genetics and Evolution | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
The authors are very grateful to Papua New Guinean communities particularly the volunteers and their families for providing blood samples during the survey. We would like to thank staff of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research for their generous ongoing support, especially the field researchers who conducted the nationwide survey, the microscopy team and the laboratory team who performed DNA extraction and malaria molecular diagnosis on these samples. We also acknowledge the assistance from the National Department of Health, in particular L. Makita. This study was made possible through a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Project Grant Number GNT1027108. Funding for sample collection was provided by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The authors acknowledge the Victorian State Government Operational Infrastructure Support and Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council Independent Research Institute Infrastructure Support Scheme.