Write on Friday, 20 February 2015 Published in Health
An elderly woman gives a massage to her daughter, who is a malaria patient at a hospital in the Ke Maunt area in Myanmar, December 20, 2006. Photo: LAW/EPA
An elderly woman gives a massage to her daughter, who is a malaria patient at a hospital in the Ke Maunt area in Myanmar, December 20, 2006. Photo: LAW/EPA

Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward through Southeast Asia and are nearing Myanmar’s border with India, threatening to repeat history and render crucial medicines useless, researchers warn.