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Artemisinin resistant malaria in Cambodia: counterfeit drugs to blame?

Posted Jun 09 2009 11:24pm
Artemisinin is considered the best weapon the world has in the war against severe malaria.  This humble, plant derived medicine comes from the quinghasou (sweet wormwood) plant and has been used for centuries to combat malaria.  Unfortunately, it is becoming less and less effective. Pro-Med reports an interesting and scary case of a teacher in the Battambang [...]
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