Mosquito Maven Takes Bites For Malaria Research : Shots – Health News : NPR

Adolina raises the insects at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, a remote laboratory on the Thai-Myanmar border. A drug-resistant form of malaria is emerging in the region, and counterfeit malaria medicines are a problem.

She’s working with a drug that tries to kill the parasite inside people during an early stage of the infection — at a time when the person hasn’t yet shown signs of being sick. The goal is to stop the parasite from moving back and forth between humans and mosquitoes.

via Mosquito Maven Takes Bites For Malaria Research : Shots – Health News : NPR.

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