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Drug-Resistant Malaria Found In Border Regions Of SE Asia; Experts Bid To Stamp Out Disease

News outlets report on efforts to combat drug-resistant malaria found in border regions of Southeast Asia.

Deutsche Welle: Threat from drug-resistant malaria is ‘immense’
“Drug-resistant malaria parasites are spreading across Southeast Asia, a new study found. Oxford University’s Elizabeth Ashley, who led the study, tells DW the mutation poses a major threat to advances in malaria control…” (Dominguez, 7/31).

The Guardian: Malaria experts bid to stamp out disease before parasite becomes drug resistant
“Some of the world’s leading malaria experts are advocating a radical plan to try to stamp out the disease before resistance to the newest and best drugs used to treat it grows too widespread…” (Boseley, 7/30).

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