Plasmodium falciparum New artemisinin-resistant strains

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Ankeny, IA

#1 Apr 29, 2013
Artemisinin is the key drug against malaria, which is caused when the parasite P. falciparum gets into the bloodstream through a mosquito bite. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the emergence of drug-resistant strains of the parasite is weakening the impact of artemisinin, putting hundreds of thousands of lives at risk.

--I thought this was interesting and notable due to the immigrant population, if anyone cares I guess...

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