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The math of malaria

20:00 EDT 27 Aug 2018 | AAAS

(Emory Health Sciences) A new mathematical model for malaria shows how competition between parasite strains within a human host reduces the odds of drug resistance developing in a high-transmission setting. But if a drug-resistant strain does become established, that same competition drives the spread of resistance faster, under strong selection from antimalarial drug use.

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