Mitigating the threat of artemisinin resistance in Africa: improvement of drug-resistance surveillance and response systems.

@article{Talisuna2012MitigatingTT,
  title={Mitigating the threat of artemisinin resistance in Africa: improvement of drug-resistance surveillance and response systems.},
  author={Ambrose Otau Talisuna and Corine Kakizi Karema and Bernhards Ogutu and Elizabeth A. Juma and John Logedi and Andrew J. Nyandigisi and Modest Mulenga and Wilfred F Mbacham and Cally Roper and Philippe J Guerin and Umberto D'Alessandro and Robert W. Snow},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 11},
  pages={888-96}
}
Artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria has emerged in western Cambodia and has been detected in western Thailand. The situation is ominously reminiscent of the emergence of resistance to chloroquine and to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine several decades ago. Artemisinin resistance is a major threat to global public health, with the most severe potential effects in sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease burden is highest and systems for monitoring and containment of resistance are… CONTINUE READING
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