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Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads in SE Asia

On Thailand’s border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, a malaria research and treatment clinic is stepping up efforts to eliminate a drug-resistant form of the parasite before it spreads abroad. Artemisinin medicines have been highly effective against malaria when used in combination with other drugs. But in five countries in Southeast Asia –Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos – the malaria parasite has adapted a resistance to the treatment.   The Wang Pha Clinic,...

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