Chloroquine has long been used in the treatment or prevention of malaria. After the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum started to develop widespread resistance to it, new potential uses of this cheap and widely available drug have been investigated. Chloroquine can be used for preventing malaria from Plasmodium vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae.
Improved therapeutics and diagnostics should also be possible against acute vivax malaria when there is a better understanding of chloroquine resistance in P. vivax parasites. Although the action of chloroquine is probably similar in P. vivax and P.
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Emerging Infectious Diseases, Cerebral malaria, Recurrent malaria.