Funding for this research was provided by:
Santé Publique France (CNR Paludisme)
Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (PDH-2-NRBC-4-B-4104)
Fondation Méditerranée Infection (no)
Received: 7 November 2019
Accepted: 30 May 2020
First Online: 5 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Informed consent was not required for this study because this work was performed under the statutory auspices of the French national reference centre for imported malaria, and isolates were anonymised by re-coding. Additionally, bio-banking of human clinical samples used for malaria diagnostics and secondary uses for scientific purposes are possible as long as the corresponding patients are informed and have not indicated any objections. This requirement was fulfilled here by giving verbal information to the patients, and no immediate or delayed patient opposition was reported to the hospital clinicians.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.