New drug to combat deadly parasite

 作者:强丕     |      日期:2019-03-02 02:09:00
TALK about neglected. Around the world, 200 million people suffer from schistosomiasis – and it kills about 280,000 a year. Despite this toll there is only one drug, praziquantel, used to battle the flatworm that causes the disease. But there may soon be another. Any parasite that resists praziquantel has a huge selective advantage, so drug resistance is likely to emerge unless it can be combined with another drug that works differently,