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Malaria spreads to drug resistance


Another type of parasite was genetically mutated and gained immunity, scientists warned that malaria could reach the African continent.

Roberto Amato of the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Oxford University, who coordinates the study, said that "plazmodium falciparum parasite parasites have discovered that local malaria parasites are aggressively expanding and becoming dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northeastern Thailand.

"This extremely powerful parasitic strain is capable of overflowing the new regions and gaining new genetic properties, so it can be a terrible situation when it spreads to Africa," said Oliva Miotto, a research team. Miotto also warned of the deaths of millions of people in Africa in the eighties due to parasitic resistance to chloroquine used to treat malaria.

In many regions of Asia, a combination of dihydroartemisinin-piperacin, also known as DHA-PPQ, was used as a medicine. Between 2007 and 2013, this drug resistant malarial parasite spread only in Cambodia. Recent research has shown that the parasite has gone beyond its borders.

Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria are transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes of the carriers. According to the World Health Organization, in 2017, 220 million people were infected with malaria and 400,000 people lost their lives.

Malaria, febrile illness; tremor, sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and nausea, such as flu-like symptoms. Early diagnosis is very important in the treatment of malaria. The first symptoms of the disease are similar to the cold.

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