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Study Shows Drug-Resistant Malaria Could Spread to Africa

Scientists have found that a drug-resistant parasite that causes malaria can infect the most common type of mosquito in Africa. The parasite has not yet spread to the African continent, but the concern is that it could and that, if it does, it might undo at least a decade's worth of work to eliminate the disease. A laboratory study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows that Plasmodium falciparum is the deadliest species among malaria parasites, and it is spreading rapidly in...

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