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Malaria continues to be a major killer, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting the world’s most vulnerable populations with more than 500,000 deaths per year, most of them African children. Emergence of resistance to antimalarial drugs is major public health issue. American Society for Microbiology Editor Dr Cesar Arias discusses with Professor Sir Nick White the latest information on this rapidly evolving field.

Topics of this American Society for Microbiology Editors in Conversation podcast include:

  • The main factors leading to malaria resistance 
  • The main genetic mechanism of resistance to antimalarials.
  • Future approaches for the prevention of resistance in Plasmodium spp.

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