Analysis of malaria associated genetic traits in Cabo Verde, a melting pot of European and sub Saharan settlers
- Autores: Alves J, Amorim A, Arez AP, Do Rosário VE, Faustino P, Gonçalves N, Gusmão L, Machado P, Manco L, Ribeiro L, Silva J
- Ano de Publicação: 2010
- Journal: Blood cells, molecules & diseases
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Analysis+of+malaria+associated+genetic+traits+in+Cabo+Verde%2C+a+melting+pot+of+European+and+sub+Saharan+settlers
Malaria has occurred in the Cabo Verde archipelago with epidemic characteristics since its colonization. Nowadays, it occurs in Santiago Island alone and though prophylaxis is not recommended by the World Health Organization, studies have highlight the prospect of malaria becoming a serious public health problem as a result of the presence of antimalarial drug resistance associated with mutations in the parasite populations and underscore the need for tighter surveillance.