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Resistance To First-Line Malaria Treatment Detected In Cambodia, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malaria treatment fails in Cambodia because of drug resistance: researchers
“Malaria-carrying parasites in parts of Cambodia have developed resistance to a major drug used to treat the disease in Southeast Asia, according to research published on Thursday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. The drug piperaquine, used in combination with the drug artemisinin, has been the main form of malaria treatment in Cambodia since 2008…” (Whiting, 1/7).

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