Artemisinin Drug Resistance Threatens Mekong Region’s Progress Against Malaria

Financial Times: Malaria: Real and present danger
“…A potential comeback by malaria in Myanmar, Cambodia, and neighboring Mekong subregion countries risks quietly undoing years of progress in fighting this historical scourge in the world’s warmer regions. Health workers are finding growing numbers of sufferers of the disease for whom therapies based on artemisinin, a compound extracted from a grass used in Chinese traditional medicine, are no longer working properly…” (Peel/Ward, 12/28).

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