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Super malaria rises in Southeast Asia

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/9/2017 at 17:18 admin

Interesting and concerning story about the rise of a "super malaria" in Southeast Asia.

"The first choice treatment for malaria is artemisinin in combination with piperaquine. But as artemisinin has become less effective, the parasite has now evolved to resist piperaquine too."

One wonders how much of that growing resistance is down to travellers needlessly being given malaria meds, then not taking the full course and boosting regional resistance. Very concerning.

Full story is here

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