Chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Kavango region of Namibia

  • B. L. Sharp
  • J. A. Freese

Abstract

The sensitivity to chloroquine of Plasmodium falciparum from the Kavango region of Namibia was determined by a 24-hour test in vitro. Twenty-six Isolates were successfully tested, of which 11 were resistant to a low degree, schizogony being inhibited at 8 pmollwell. The results of the Dill-Glazko test for the presence of 4-amlnoquinolines in urine indicate that chloroquine is not Widely used in the area.

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