This article details the major advances in the current understanding of resistance to artemisinin and piperaquine and defines the challenges that the malaria community will have to face in the coming years.
The data from this study support evidence of P. falciparum piperaquine resistance in western Cambodia, an area of widespread artemisinin resistance. The study recommends that new therapeutic strategies be tested, such as the use of triple ACTs.
Author: Bouth DM, Char MC, Domerque A, Duru V, Khim N, Kim S, Leang R, Menard D, Ringwald P, Song L, Tarning J, Taylor WR, Witkowski B
Publication date: May 2015
Source: American Society for Microbiology