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‘Drug-resistant malaria parasite surfaced in Southeast Asia’

‘Drug-resistant malaria parasite surfaced in Southeast Asia’

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Malaria parasites that are resistant to multiple antimalarial drugs have sprung up in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Scientists warn that these parasites the fight against malaria threaten.

The parasites are malaria parasites that are immune to the current best treatments against the disease, artemisinin-based and piperaquine. The parasites are widespread all over Cambodia and even resistentere parasite is active in the south of Laos and northeast of Thailand.

“We’re losing a dangerous race to combination therapy-resistant parasites to eliminate. The consequences of the spread of resistant malaria parasites deeper in India and Africa, can be serious if we do not quickly take action from a global wereldgezondheidspositie,” says a professor of the university of Oxford and Mahidol in Thailand which research has been done on the superparasieten.

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