Stirrings of Resistance

For the first time, a key malaria treatment failed to cure 4 patients in the UK, signaling evolving resistance in the parasite.
All the patients had visited Africa, initially responded to therapy and were able to go home, but returned to the hospital a month later when the infection came back. Scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine cautioned against panic, but called for an urgent appraisal of drug-resistance levels in Africa.
The findings were published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, which detail the patient’s treatment with artemether-lumefantrine.

Source: BBC

Thanks for the tip, Bill Brieger!

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