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What type of malaria does artesunate treat?

Artesunate only treats chloroquine-resistant and mefloquine-resistant infections of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Several other anti-malarial medications are available. The choice of medication partly depends on the geographic location. Malaria is a disease that is a major health issue in many tropical and subtropical countries. This serious health problem affects hundreds of millions of people each year and can be deadly. It is estimated that over a million people each year die from malaria. If you have plans to travel to parts of the world where malaria is a health problem, be sure to talk with your doctor for preventive options.

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