Drug-Resistant Malaria is Heading for India

February 20, 2015 11:13 AM

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A new strain of drug-resistant malaria has spread across Myanmar and has almost reached the Indian border, it was revealed by a study published today. The new strain of malaria is resistant to the most effective treatment available today.

Charles Woodrow is the senior author of this study and works at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok. He stated that researchers have confirmed the presence of a drug-resistant malaria strain at Homalin, in the Sagaing Region, a mere 15 miles (25 km) from India.

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