Malaria Parasite Showing Signs of Resistance to Top-Line Drugs (Artemisinins)

The parasite that causes malaria is showing signs of resistance to the most potent drugs currently used against it. Scientists report that top-line drugs called artemisinins take nearly twice as long to knock out the parasite in people who contract malaria in western Cambodia as the drugs take in other areas—suggesting the parasite is finding ways to thwart the drugs’ effects.

Source: Science News

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