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Malaria Outbreak: Drug-Resistant Parasites Spreading Across Asia

The recent outbreak of malaria in Cambodia was followed by the rising number of cases in the northern area of Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. Making matters worse, the said recent outbreak was reported to be a new strain of drug-resistant malaria.

Malaria, an infectious disease caused by the parasites that mosquitoes carry, can affect either humans or animals. Headache, tiredness, fever, and vomiting are some of the symptoms exhibited by those infected with malaria. Other symptoms include pains felt on the chest and abdominal area, sweating, and coughing.

In recent studies, scientists have found out that some of the parasites were able to mutate, rendering the strain virtually drug-resistant. An increasing number of cases were noted in the studies. Read more


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