At a remote medical outpost near the jungle-blanketed Thai-Myanmar border, a villager pricks the finger of a feverish baby living on the frontline of the war on drug-resistant malaria.
A Thai Health official is seen holding blood test samples of children at a malaria clinic in Kanchanaburi province near the Thai-Myanmar border. For more than a decade, the fast-acting treatment artemisinin has been Thailand's most potent weapon in the long-running battle against malaria, contributing to a sharp drop in the number of deaths.
The tiny walk-in clinic -- and hundreds more like it scattered along Thailand's porous frontiers -- are a key part of efforts to stop the spread of the lethal new strain from Southeast Asia to the Indian subcontinent and Africa.
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