‘Millions at risk’ of drug-resistant malaria

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Doctors are warning that drug-resistant strains of malaria could put millions of lives in danger.

Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ARTs) have been used as an effective treatment for the disease, but the drugs are now failing in a number of cases.

A triple-resistant strain has emerged in northern Cambodia, where the standard antimalarial drug has been failing in 60% of cases.

If this were to spread to Africa, where 90% of the world’s malaria cases are, the results could be catastrophic.

But there is hope – a team of experts are trialling a concoction of three antimalarial treatments in one of Cambodia’s worst-hit regions.

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A triple-resistant strain of malaria has emerged in Cambodia

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