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A new report by the World Health Organization on malaria has revealed that one of the few drugs that has so far been tried in children as a treatment for a serious illness is ineffective and might worsen symptoms of the disease.
The study, published in the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, showed in children aged one to 11 months who were infected with the parasite-laden Plasmodium falciparum, the drug called rifampicin had a negative effect on symptoms of malaria, making sufferers more likely to take more drugs for more serious conditions.
Although treatment was effective and well tolerated in children, the drug seemed to make infected children more likely to take more drugs in the future – a trend that is “unlikely to have been driven by clinical need” and “will likely continue even if the efficacy of prevention and treatment programmes is evaluated,” the report found. Only about one in 50 children with malaria who are treated eventually survive the disease. Those who do get the medicine usually die within three to six years.
A drug made from the malaria parasite
The World Health Organisation, which commissioned the report, said while malaria was a serious disease and had the potential to affect over 15 million people in low-income countries and the developing world in its worst-case scenario, its impact was small.
“The potential impact of treatment in children was very small (6.1%), particularly in view of the relatively small numbers of children with severe malaria and the relatively small number of children who are likely to benefit from treatment,” WHO spokesman Antony Motegi said in a statement. “The most important factor in malaria in children is malaria itself. However,” he continues, “poor sanitation and the transmission of infectious diseases, such as chiggers and Plasmodium falciparum, make this very difficult to control.”
However, in an effort to improve the situation, WHO has been working to develop drugs or strategies to reduce the risk of malaria