British Scientists: Drug-Resistant Malaria Cases a Warning for Africa

February 01, 2017 12:12 AM
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Four British citizens who caught malaria while travelling in Africa have shown apparent resistance to the main drug used to treat the disease, according to researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Henry Ridgwell reports from London, scientists say the discovery should act as a warning for Africa, where the drug has played a key role in sharply reducing mortality rates from malaria.