Thursday, March 5, 2009

Malaria Parasite is Becoming Resistant to Most Effective Medicine

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the emergence of parasites, along the Thai-Cambodia border, that are resistant to the medicine artemisinin could seriously undermine global malaria control. The recent shift from drugs that were failing to the highly effective artemisinin-based combination therapies allowed great progress in fighting malaria, one of the world's major killers.