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A deadly form of malaria has developed a resistance to the most powerful drugs used to treat the disease, putting the lives of millions of people around the world at risk.
Experts have warned that the disease could be spreading after a strain of Plasmodium falciparum was discovered on the border of Thailand and Burma - 500 miles from western Cambodia, where the first cases of the parasite were reported in 2009.
Tests by a team of British and Thai scientists over a 10-year period have found that the most dangerous species of malaria parasites, spread by mosquitoes, are becoming more resis
Mosquitos becoming more resistant to the most effective treatments containing artemisinin,.....
They show that between 2001 and 2010, the average time taken to reduce the number of parasites in the blood by half rose from 2.6 hours to 3.7 hours.