Malaria News: Increasing resistance, improved clearance times, origins and history

August 12, 2014
The malaria mosquito — female Anopheles

From the New England Journal of Medicine (July 31, 2014): "Resistance to the drug artemisinin in the most deadly form of the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, has emerged in eastern Myanmar and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, and now poses a threat to the control and elimination of malaria. Mapping the geographic extent of resistance is essential for planning containment and elimination strategies." 

Full NEJM article "The Spread of Artemisinin Resistance" here

"Treatment of Malaria—a Continuing Challenge" (editorial) here
 
"The Origins of Anti-Malarial Drug Resistance" (perspective) here
 
"Spiroindolone KAE609 for Falciparum and Vivax Malaria" here

 

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