Drug-Resistant Malaria Continuing To Spread In Southeast Asia, Study Shows; Authors Call For More Action
The Guardian: Drug-resistant malaria will spread without urgent action, experts warn
“Urgent action must be taken to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia and potentially beyond, according to scientists. The outbreak in Cambodia, then Thailand, Laos, and most recently Vietnam, of malaria that is untreatable with the newest and best drugs we have has alarmed experts. … A study led by scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, investigated what happened in Cambodia between 2008 and 2013, when it became obvious that some patients were not being cured…” (Boseley, 2/1).