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Drug resistant Malaria strains on the Thai Cambodia border

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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