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Millions At Risk As Malaria Drug Loses Potency

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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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Millions At Risk As Malaria Drug Loses Potency


news.sky.com

A deadly form of malaria has developed a resistance to the most powerful drugs used to treat the disease, putting the lives of millions of people around the world at risk.

Experts have warned that the disease could be spreading after a strain of Plasmodium falciparum was discovered on the border of Thailand and Burma - 500 miles from western Cambodia, where the first cases of the parasite were reported in 2009.

Tests by a team of British and Thai scientists over a 10-year period have found that the most dangerous species of malaria parasites, spread by mosquitoes, are becoming more resis
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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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So, what do you make of this latest story straight of skynews?

This could potentially have a huge inpact on Human Life in those regions where Malaria is ripe but not only in those regions, what about other Areas which are warming up now? I think the potential is there for this to spread Worldwide!!

Mosquitos have found a way round it....

More from the Story:


Mosquitos becoming more resistant to the most effective treatments containing artemisinin,.....

They show that between 2001 and 2010, the average time taken to reduce the number of parasites in the blood by half rose from 2.6 hours to 3.7 hours.




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