Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

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Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

Post by PeteC » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:03 pm

Wonderful day for health news, isn't it?! :(

"Paris (AFP) - Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday.

Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline drug artemisinin have spread to border areas in western and northern Cambodia, eastern Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, they said....."

http://news.yahoo.com/drug-resistant-ma ... 17998.html
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Post by Lung Per » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:21 pm

prcscct wrote:Wonderful day for health news, isn't it?! :(

"Paris (AFP) - Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday.

Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline drug artemisinin have spread to border areas in western and northern Cambodia, eastern Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, they said....."

http://news.yahoo.com/drug-resistant-ma ... 17998.html
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Re: Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

Post by hhfarang » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:08 pm

Mother nature is really trying to send us a message.
Yes, she's trying to tell us to quit reproducing at a faster rate than we are dying or she will take control.... meanwhile there are smartphone apps...

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Re: Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

Post by Spitfire » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:46 pm

The are very few new antibiotics coming onto the market now and in the forseeable future, and there have been many articles in the media about the lack of these new drugs. The unrealistic golden age of a pill for every ill may soon slowly start to end or at least be eroded slow. There are drug resistant viruses and bacteria (TB, malaria and so on) everywhere now, just a matter of time till the last few fail-safe powerful antibiotics like vancomycin start to be less effective.

I guess many pharma companies don't see the profit in developing new antibiotics when as soon as they do then generic copies at a fraction of the price spring up so fast........wrong attitude but sad that research is so profit and patent driven.
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Post by LaughTilIDie » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:37 am

Curios does everyone take the once weekly malaria pills?
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Re: Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

Post by bsdk1960 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:51 am

Not me, but always use moscito oil, because these bastard's loves me :-(

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