Communicable disease threats report, 6–12 August 2017, week 32
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 6–12 August 2017 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, cholera, measles, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, seasonal influenza, and malaria.
Artemisinin resistance: the clock is tickingArchived
Artemisinin resistance in falciparum malaria has emerged in western Cambodia exactly where chloroquine resistance arose 50 years ago. Similarly to the resistance to chloroquine that spread to Africa, the experts are wondering whether artemisinin resistance will spread as widely. In such a case the consequences would be disastrous.