Drug-Resistant Malaria Strain Alarms Researchers
The main drug used to treat Malaria has shown to be ineffective in a recent strain found in Myanmar. Doctors say it's spreading at an alarming rate.By Jasmine Bailey | February 21, 2015
Researchers have voiced a new concern about malaria — the mosquito-born disease that could be deadly if not treated.
And that's just the concern — treatment. According to a recent study a drug-resistant strain of the illness has been spreading through Myanmar and bordering countries.
"Resistance to nearly all majorly antimalarial drugs started in these poorest boarder areas. No one knows quite why, but migrations, conflict, poverty and fake drugs have probably all played a part," reports NBC.