- The ability of the malaria parasite to shrug off the effects of artemisinin has been spreading since it emerged in South East Asia.
- But resistance to artemisinin threatens to undo all that hard work, and it has been detected in: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
- Initially the other drug will pick up the slack to keep the combination effective, but Dr Woodrow says this resistance will “inevitably” lead to it failing.
Drug-resistant malaria ‘huge threat’
2. 21. 15 by Alex Klokus