Identifying artemisinin resistance from parasite clearance half-life data with a simple Shiny web application.
Tun STT., Lubell Y., Dondorp AM., Fieldman T., Tun KM., Celhay O., Chan XH., Saralamba S., White LJ.
The emergence of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria is a major threat to malaria elimination. New tools for supporting the surveillance of artemisinin resistance are critical for current and future malaria control and elimination strategies. We have developed an open-access, user-friendly, web-based tool to analyse parasite clearance half-life data of P. falciparum infected patients after treatment with artemisinin derivatives, so that resistance to artemisinin can be identified. The tool can be accessed at bit.ly/id_artemisinin_resistance.