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Drug-resistant malaria could spread fast, expert warns

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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Drug-resistant malaria could spread fast, expert warns


www.scientificamerican.com

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Drug-resistant malaria could

spread from southeast Asia to Africa within months, putting

millions of children's lives at risk, a leading expert warned on

Wednesday.

Nicholas White, professor of tropical medicine at Mahidol

University in Bangkok, called for a war before it is too late on

the malaria strain resistant to the drug artemisinin that first

emerged along the Thai-Cambodian border in 2007.

This longer-to-treat form of malaria is suspected of

breaking out along the Thai-Myanmar frontier and in a province

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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Well just more great news;wonder if this is a naturally occurring strain or a man made one just doing what it was engineered to do? Sadly the U.S. has plenty of DDT we could give to Africa to combat this but since the EPA here has deemed it unsafe it sits in warehouses.If this hits third world and developing countries this could wipe out a large portion of the population in those areas.Most likely what the NWO wants anyway.Sure the PTB will send "help" in an attempt to act like they care but it will be all for show!

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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You're not seriously advocating the use of DDT are you?

Anyway, drug resistant Malaria DOES spread fast when its lifecycle depends upon humans, because if we wipe out the non-drug resistant forms, we heavily select for it. The problem, I suspect, is that they've been using quinine-based and artemisin-based treatments TOGETHER rather than treating with one, and if that is ineffective on the patient, treating with the second. If we'd made a complete switch to Artemisin when quinine resistant strains rose, they'd likely have lost quinine resistence (absence of selective pressure) by the time artemisin resistance rose.

That's a call to change pharmaceutical practice, not to start poisoning everything in Africa.

Like there's not enough in the way of mass animal deaths going on as it is.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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What about the sterile mosquitoes they spread over the carribean?targeting dengue fever...
these are looking to me like aa perfect way to rid the population of disease carrying insects.
There seems to have been some little faallout from the program, however, the results from Africa getting infected would be far more severe.
The malaria problem, along with drug resistant tuberculosis and other strains of resistant old diseases which we once though near extinct through our efforts, is going to cause us even more deaths.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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Mankind builds a better mousetrap, and nature just keeps building better mice.



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