Skip to comments.Mutated parasite may be causing outbreak of drug-resistant malaria
Posted on 02/04/2018 4:05:04 AM PST by C19fan
An outbreak of multidrug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia likely stems from two mutations of the malaria-causing parasite that combined a decade ago, according to new research. The parasite and mutations, carried by mosquitoes, spread rapidly in the region for five years before the malaria outbreak became apparent, the researchers said.
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I caught three different kinds of malaria in the mid-1980 when I was doing some adventure travel into eastern Burma to write about the hill tribes guerrilla war against Rangoon. It nearly killed me.
I was faithfully taking the prophylactic drugs that were supposed to prevent malaria at the time, fansidar and chloroquine, but what I didn’t know was that the lack of malaria control and 40 years of war had bread a resistant strain that slowly overwhelmed my protection.
I barely made it back to Thailand and was hospitalized in Chaing Mai but the Malaria came back stateside where I was lucky to be treated by a doc who majored in tropical medicine and he finally stopped it. It took its toll though with anemia, memory loss, and the Vivax returning for years.
But all is well that ends well. I thank the Lord for my life today.
DDT makes me happy...
We need years of strong nationwide DDT application in swamps. And elsewhere. Kill the Anopheles Mosquitoes, stop malaria.
PS. DDT is harmless to humans.
Regular applications of DDT ... and fewer swamps, both literal and metaphorical.
Absolutely. Drain the swamp.
Wow! Sounds like you are lucky to be alive, indeed.
I have a couple of elderly “white” Aunts who got malaria while they were kids living in Arkansas while helping their folks picking and chopping cotton.
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