Online mapping of drug-resistant malaria

Thanks to SciDev for pointing out this fascinating tool, the IR mapper for tracking drug resistance in malaria parasites worldwide:

An online mapping system to track insecticide resistance in malaria-causing mosquitoes around the world has been launched.  The free interactive website identifies places in more than 50 malaria-endemic countries where mosquitoes have become resistant to the insecticides used in bed nets and indoor sprays.

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