UK scientists report that awareness of drug resistance in Thailand and Laos is similar to that of many industrialized countries, but this does not translate to more stringent antibiotic use.
The ASEAN Economic Community could also spur both the cross-border movement of researchers and greater specialization, in turn broadening cooperation in science and technology.
The Thomson Reuters report, which examines ASEAN research and patenting activity, also shows that the group almost doubled its share of the world’s research papers.
Innovators under the age of 35 from Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan can now apply for the regional 2017 Innovators Under 35 list.
Melioidosis is likely to be present in most of the tropics, including 34 countries where it has never been reported, researchers say.