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Drug-Resistant Malaria Found In Southeast Asian Border Regions

News outlets report on a study published Wednesday showing drug-resistant malaria is established in the border regions of four Southeast Asian nations.

Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in S.E. Asia
“Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperiling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday…” (7/31).

Newsweek: Drug-Defying Malaria Cases Found in Southeast Asia
“…Drug-resistant malaria-carrying parasites have been found in Cambodia-Thailand border regions, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. This isn’t the first time the parasite has resisted drugs, but experts say this recent development poses a new and serious threat to malaria control efforts…” (Mejia, 7/30).

Reuters: Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa
“Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers said on Wednesday…” (Kelland, 7/30).

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