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Drug-resistant malaria discovered

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New drug-resistant strains of the parasite that causes malaria have been identified in Cambodia. 

A worker prepares a blood sample for testing at a malaria clinic in Tai Muang, 10 kilometres from the Thai-Myanmar border, in Kanchanaburi province. Scientists have identified new drug-resistant strains of the parasite that causes malaria in Cambodia. (EPA photo)

Last year, scientists warned that drug-resistant strains of malaria were spreading in Cambodia and also appearing along the border between Thailand and Myanmar, raising concerns of an epidemic.

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