Cambodia fears growing resistance to malaria drugs

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The war against malaria — the parasitic illness transmitted by mosquitos that kills more than one million people each year — remains a huge global health problem. One of the biggest challenges in fighting malaria is drug resistance.

In Cambodia, health officials are seeing new evidence of resistance as they try to treat the most deadly kind of malaria.

The concern is that this deadly strain will spread to Africa with devastating results, as Gary Strieker reports, in association with the Global Health Frontline News Project.


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