Tag Archives: Asia’

Delta Covid variant first found in India spreads to 62 countries, hot spots form in Asia and Africa, WHO says

A health worker tends to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient supported by a mechanical ventilator and undergoing dialysis at the COVID-19 emergency room of the government hospital National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City, which has declared overcapacity amid rising numbers of COVID-19 infections in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, April 26, 2021. Eloisa… Read More »

Malaria parasites that are resistant to drugs ‘spreading rapidly in South East Asia’

Malaria parasites resistant to several drugs are spreading rapidly in South East Asia, scientists have warned. A new report in The Lancet Infectious Diseases examined samples collected from patients with malaria from Cambodia, Laos, north-eastern Thailand and Vietnam, between 2007 and 2018. From 1,673 whole genome sequences, researchers found the new resistant type of parasite… Read More »