As a result of research conducted by scientists of Thailand and the UK were identified parasites causing malaria that are resistant to modern medicinal drug artemisinin. Currently it is the main drug for the treatment of malaria.
For the first time scientists discovered this feature back in 2008. The results of the studies conducted so far do not answer what was the history of antimalarial drug resistance. Scientists believe that the decisive role will be played by the study of the DNA of the parasites. This will help to identify dangerous strains of parasites and to develop a new vaccine.
It should be noted that artemisinin is the main drug against malaria, and the most effective