Figure 1.

Artemisinins kill parasites more effectively and at an earlier stage in the erythrocytic part of its life cycle than most of the other anti-malarial currently in use. They also kill the gametocyte stage and may contribute to interrupting transmission. They do not work on the exo-erythrocytic forms, hence do not prevent relapses in P. vivax or P. ovale.

Hommel Journal of Biology 2008 7:38   doi:10.1186/jbiol101
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