Amazon’s Medicinal Plants: A New Solution for Malaria Treatment?
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sandro Percário
Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
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Received Date: May 26, 2014; Accepted Date: June 25, 2014; Published Date: July 1, 2014
Citation: Maria FD , Alaíde BO, Sandro P (2014) Amazon’s Medicinal Plants: A New Solution for Malaria Treatment?. Malar Chemoth Cont Elimination 3:e122. doi:10.4172/ 2090-2778.1000e122
Copyright: © 2014 Sandro P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The transmission of Plasmodium falciparum , known as being responsible for the lethal and severe form of Malaria, has been importantly reduced in the last few years . However, the effective fight against the disease is still facing some difficulties due to the high capacity of adaptation to the treatment of parasite, increasing its resistance to available medicaments . Indeed, the appearance of P. falciparum chloroquine-resistant happened initially in the Magdalena’s Valley, Colombia, but soon it was discovered in other Latin America’s endemics areas, including Brazil, and Asia. More recently, resistance emerged as well in the African Continent, where it constitutes a stunning problem for disease control. Another relevant fact is the reporting of cases of severe malaria caused by the P. vivax , parasite traditionally responsible for the benign form of the disease [3-6].