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Old malaria drug could make a comeback

Studies show that malaria parasites develop resistance towards medicine, and it is a tendency seen in the most up-to-date drugs as well. New, Danish research indicates that an old, cheap malaria drug could help combat the disease once again.

Foto: Eskestad Mik/ Jyllands-Posten

Each year millions of people all over the world are affected by malaria diseases, and numerous biotech companies are kept busy developing new drugs and vaccines against the disease, including Danish ones.

The new medicine is needed, as malaria drug monitoring over the last 30 years shows that malaria parasites develop resistance to the drugs.

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