Africa’s Efforts To Control Malaria At Risk From Spreading Drug Resistance, Researchers Warns

SciDev.Net: Drug resistance puts Africa’s malaria success in peril
“Resistance to the world’s most powerful malaria drug could emerge in Africa, a genetic study has shown. … The study, by the network of African scientists, the Plasmodium Diversity Network Africa, published in Science last month (23 August), looked at samples of Plasmodium falciparum collected from 15 African countries including Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, and Senegal to analyse genetic variations. … They found the parasite sharing genes that can confer resistance to artemisinin, which is used as the basis for the most powerful malaria treatments…” (Yvonne, 9/4).

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