Sunday, 9 December 2012

MALARIA in Asia and beyond

From:William Brieger

Dec 9, 2012 6:34 am
The challenge of fake drugs manufactured in Asia and the potential for the vortex of resistance in SE Asia spreading as before Kenya: Rising Fake Drugs to Blame for Malaria Resistance, Says Kemri
"According to information published in the Lancet following a research analysed on anti malaria drugs bought in South East Asia and Africa between 1999 and 2010, a third of malarial drugs have failed," said Vulule.
Malaria kills 37 Cambodians in 10 months, down 42 pct -
Thirty-seven Cambodians were killed by malaria in the first ten months of this year, representing a 42 percent decrease compared with 64 deaths at the same period last year, a report of the National Center for Malaria Control showed Saturday.

During the January-October period this year, 59,104 malaria cases had been reported, down 32 percent from 86,964 cases at the same period last year, the report said.

The declines in death toll and infected cases were thanks to awareness campaigns and mosquito net distribution to the disease- prone groups of people, Dr. Char Meng Chuor, the director of the center, said.

He added that the death cases were due to the patients had sought private treatment and when the treatment was ineffective and the condition became more severe, they continued seeking treatment at public hospitals, but it was too late to be cured....

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