Drug-resistant malaria from Cambodia to Vietnam

Scientists detect malaria drug resistance from Western Cambodia was to southern Vietnam, threatening the work of treatment and prevention.

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Effective treatment of malaria in Vietnam are at alarming rates due to drug-resistant parasites spread to southern from Western Cambodia. According to the AP, are groups of scientists in the research unit, Mahidol-Oxford tropical medicine of Thailand (MORU) given in the articles on the Lancet Infectious Diseases.

“The spread of parasites in the Mekong River subregion can increase of malaria as well as causing serious harm to efforts to control and eliminate the disease,” Ms. Arjen Dondorp headed MORU cum co-authored the article says. 

Earlier this year, the Institute of malaria-parasite – insect confirm Central malaria parasites resistant to artemisinin appear in Quang Nam, Khanh Hoa, Gia Lai, Dak Nong, Binh Phuoc and warned of the risk of spread. Earlier, the drug-resistant malaria parasites also appeared in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos. 

Identification of drug-resistant parasites is health emergency, her colleagues Dondorp is he Nicholas White urged Governments to quickly devise interventions.

Malaria is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, dangerous especially easy to cause death in children. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that in 2015 there 429,000 people died of malaria, mainly concentrated in Africa. Almost the only malaria prevention measures against mosquito. Two years ago, văcxin the advent of malaria but only effects on a third child and not yet the WHO recommendation to use. 


In 2016, Vietnam has 4,000 ca 52% reduction of malaria, compared to the year 2015. The Government set the goal of eliminating malaria altogether by the year 2030.

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