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Resistant Strain of Malaria Spreads Across Myanmar, Nears India

A strain of malaria resistant to the most effective current treatment has spread across Myanmar and has nearly reached the Indian border, a study published Friday says. The senior author, Charles Woodrow of the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, said researchers had confirmed the presence of resistant parasites at Homalin, Sagaing Region, just 25 kilometers from India. “To see the levels of resistant parasites that we do extending that far sort of north [in...

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