Drug-resistant Malaria? Medication has failed for the first time

Diseases often become resistant to drugs over time because they mutate. Malaria is apparently doing this now. Medication isn’t really cutting it. This can be very dangerous. Those with Malaria aren’t going to be able to count on these medications if they end up with the resistant kind. This talks about that and about the implications.

Key Takeaways:

  • The recent case of four separate malaria patients in the United Kingdom suggests that multidrug-resistant malaria may be evolving faster than researchers had previously thought,
  • according to a study conducted by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
  • The four patients, whose cases were unrelated to each other, all failed to recover when treated with a frontline malaria drug intended to combat even drug-resistant forms of the disease.

“In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 14 million people were infected with malaria and 438,000 died from it.”