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Drug resistant Malaria strains on the Thai Cambodia border

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Will you avoid the Thai Cambodia border because of it? If not, what are you doing to protect yourself against it?
10 years ago, February 28th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #64347  

The fight against malaria could be undermined by the emergence on the Thai-Cambodian border of strains that are resistant to the most potent type of drug, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.


"Super" malaria threat on Thai-Cambodia border

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10 years ago, May 31st 2009 No: 2 Msg: #74477  

They say the trend in western Cambodia has to be urgently contained because full-blown resistance would be a global health catastrophe.

Drugs are taking longer to clear blood of malaria parasites than before.


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Malaria parasites 'resist drugs'

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10 years ago, June 1st 2009 No: 3 Msg: #74621  
I'm currently recovering from malaria I picked up on the China - Burma border and it really is no joke. Luckily mine responded to treatment when I finally got to a doctor a week after having my first attack but even so I very nearly died. Before that I'd thought that malaria was something that only happened to other people and was rarely fatal but I turned out to be wrong. The words "agonising" and "terrifying" don't even come close to describing what it was like. If there really is drug-resistant malaria on the Thai - Cambodia border then anyone who doesn't avoid the area is pretty stupid. Reply to this

10 years ago, June 1st 2009 No: 4 Msg: #74622  
Were you taking Malaria prevention medication when you got Malaria Ed? If so, which one? Reply to this

10 years ago, June 1st 2009 No: 5 Msg: #74623  
No it was stupid, I'd been taking malarone throughout my travels whenever I went to a malarial area but then about 4 months before I was due to go home I got lazy and just stopped bothering to take anything. Really clever 😊 Reply to this

10 years ago, June 1st 2009 No: 6 Msg: #74625  
Were you using some kind of mosquito repellant to prevent bites? Reply to this

10 years ago, June 1st 2009 No: 7 Msg: #74628  
nope, no repellant, no nets, nothing. Had been on the road for a long time with no problems, started to think i was indestructible and got lazy. Again, really clever 😊 Anyway, will shortly be publishing a blog about my experience of malaria and near death experience Reply to this

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