Study finds signs of malaria drug resistance in Africa
PARIS, Apr 27 – Africa’s deadliest malaria parasite has shown resistance in lab tests to one of the most powerful drugs on the market — a warning of possible resistance to follow in patients, scientists said Friday.
Researchers in London found resistance to artemether in test tube analysis of blood from 11 of 28 patients who had fallen ill after travelling in countries mainly in sub-Saharan Africa – what they said was a “statistically significant” result.
Artemether is one of the most effective drugs in the artemisinin group most commonly used in malaria cocktails known as ACTs. Read more
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