Resistant Malaria Could be the Next Big Threat

February 20, 2015 6:35 AM

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Resistant Malaria Could be the Next Big Threat

Myanmar and other regions close to the border of India have hit by a new malaria outbreak that seems to have developed resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin, which is now threatening to repeat history and cause crucial medicines to be rendered useless.

If this malaria with resistance to the commonly used antimalarial drug manages to reach India, it would pose a serious threat, particularly to the chances of global control and eradication of this mosquito-borne disease.

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