Parasite mutations causing anti-malarial drug failures

The fight against the parasites that cause malaria is proving tricky in Southeast Asia. Researchers say a rapidly evolving variant of falciparum malaria is proving resistant to key medicines. This has led to “alarmingly high treatment failure rates in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam” for DHA-piperaquine, one of the world’s most important anti-malaria drugs. The discovery was documented […]