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A new strain of drug-resistant malaria has sprung up in Africa | Scientific American

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Researchers in Rwanda identified a new strain of a drug-resistant malaria parasite known as P. falciparum. The mosquito with mutations in a gene known as K13 was discovered to resist artemisinin, which is commonly used for malaria treatments. More than 90 percent of the global malaria deaths occur in Africa, and there is a threat that could progress if this will not be prevented. Thomas Hall, senior principal technical advisor for malaria at Management Sciences for Health, lists down recommendations to ensure that we can help in finding treatments for the new strain of Malaria even as we continue our fight with Covid-19.

Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-new-strain-of-drug-resistant-malaria-has-sprung-up-in-africa/

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