More than a third of the anti-malarial medicines sold in Kampala are either counterfeit or are not strong enough to cure the disease, a survey has revealed.
Because of this, scientists warn, malaria could easily become resistant to the new generation of medicines that have replaced chloroquine.

We did not quantitatively estimate the public health impact of this crisis, but it must be staggering, the researchers wrote in the online journal Public Library of Science last weekend.

16 May 2008

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