New Delhi: Dec 23, 2010
Warning that refugees and migrating population could increase the possibility of introducing drug-resistant malaria strains into the non-immune population in India, a review study published in the latest edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases has suggested that best practices for malaria control along the border areas and in migrant population needs to be established. Overall, a robust and specific plan to combat drug-resistant parasites will be fundamental in fulfilling of commitment to malaria control in India. The study titled “Anti-malarial drug resistance of Plasmodium falciparum in India: changes over time and space'' says that further research and programmes are needed to combat anti-malarial drug resistance in India.
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