Malaria drug resistance poses 'enormous threat'

February 20, 2015 4:21 PM

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Malaria drug resistance poses 'enormous threat'

Two boys living in the Thai-Myanmar border stand inside a mosquito net. Researchers have found drug-resistance mutations in malaria parasites along Mynamar's borders. (Sukree Sukplang/Reuters)

Signs of total resistance to a key anti-malarial drug have been detected in a large swath of Myanmar’s border with India, raising fears for scientists who aim to eliminate the killer disease.

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