Drug-resistant malaria sparks vigilance in Thai villages – AlertNet, November 1, 2012
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
…A malaria strain that’s increasingly resistant to treatment is spreading through the border region… It’s a strain of the deadliest form of malaria, called Plasmodium falciparum.
The strain is resistant to the most effective malaria drug available to doctors – artemisinin. Experts say it has spread because of the incorrect use of artemisinin and fake and substandard versions of the drug.
…Thailand’s malaria centres are on the frontline of treatment. They are manned by villagers who receive three days’ training and are paid by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…
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