Malaria drug fails on UK patients

An important malaria drug has failed on patients in the UK.

The treatment was ineffective for four patients who travelled to Africa, suggesting that the parasite is developing a certain resistance to current methods of treatment.

Dr Colin Sutherland told the BBC News website: “It’s remarkable there’s been four apparent failures of treatment, there’s not been any other published account (in the UK).”

Dr Sutherland added: “It does feel like something is changing, but we’re not yet in a crisis.

“It is an early sign and we need to take it quite seriously as it may be snowballing into something with greater impact.”

Photo: Daily Mail

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