Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asia: study

FILE PHOTO: Anopheles minimus mosquitoes are pictured at a lab in the Public Health Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

LONDON (Reuters) – Strains of malaria resistant to two key anti-malarial medicines are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand after spreading rapidly from Cambodia, scientists warned on Monday. Using genomic surveillance to track the spread of drug-resistant malaria, the scientists found that the strain, known as KEL1/PLA1, has also evolved and picked […]

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