February 13, 2018 IBOMLLC Team

An effective new Malaria Drug has one weird side-effect: Blue Urine

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Malaria drug is one of those old ages diseases that despite all the advanced medical technology that have come about since the 19th, 20th, and now 21st century still remains a pain in the foot. Other age-old diseases like chicken pox, smallpox, polio, and measles among others have been effectively contained, or completely eradicated.

The most widely used and modern treatment for malaria, artemisinin drugs, are still effective in most parts of Africa. However, the malaria strain in Southeast Asia have developed resistance to these drugs, and now medical experts across Africa fear it is only a matter of time before the malaria strain on the continent also develop resistance.

Well, tests done in West Africa have established that a safe drug that has been used to treat urinary tract infections can also be used to treat malaria effectively. However, it has one very noticeable side effect; it makes your urine vividly blue.

This is something we need to solve because it could stop people from using it, lamented Teun Bousema, a microbiologist at Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands and an author of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(18)30044-6/fulltext" …read more

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