We thank the enrolling health center staff at Kampong Speu Province and the NAMRU-2
staff who contributed to the execution of this study and the follow-up investigation.
Indonesia's claim that NAMRU-2
is a biological weapons facility must be confronted head-on.
Antimalarial resistance surveillance efforts by NAMRU-2 detected an unexpectedly high rate of Plasmodium falciparum (Welch) multidrug resistance gene amplification in the south-central region and on the eastern border of the country; a finding which may represent evidence of the regional spread of mefloquine resistance in Southeast Asia.
Additionally, NAMRU-6 and NAMRU-2 assisted the Peruvian and Cambodian military forces, respectively, with installation of SAGES disease surveillance capacity.
2 (NAMRU-2) and the Ethical Committee of the Indonesian National Health Research and Development Institute.
We thank the staff of Sumber Waras and laboratory staff of NAMRU-2 and government of Indonesia's National Institute of Health Research and Development, who contributed to the execution of this study.
The performance of a self-supporting bed net trap is undergoing evaluation by Navy entomologists at NAMRU-2
. Preliminary results show that a lightweight (2 kg), easy-to-assemble bed net trap collected significantly greater numbers of Anopheles spp and Culex spp (vectors of Japanese encephalitis virus and filariasis) than a CDC trap.
The NAMRU-2 laboratory also routinely applied a modified, 22 mm x 40 mm Kato thick-smear technique to estimate parasite/ova density.
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