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    Malaria: Resistance to Medicine - Topic Overview

    Antimalarial medicines are the only effective way to prevent and treat malaria infection. But some malaria parasites have become resistant to certain medicines in certain areas of the world.1 The most accurate information about malaria medicine resistance in specific countries is available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov/malaria) and the World Health Organization (www.who.int/topics/malaria/en).

    The malaria medicine used to treat the infection depends in part on the location where a person gets malaria and the type of malaria parasite causing the infection.

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    MMR Vaccine for Adults

    The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles). Many children in the U.S. are immunized as infants and toddlers, but that doesn't guarantee lifetime protection. And not everyone gets vaccinated as a child. Many adults move to the U.S. from countries without immunization programs. World travel increases the chances of these diseases spreading. Generally, adults born before 1957 are considered immune to measles and mumps. The CDC advises most adults born in 1957 or afterward...

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