A farmer chops fresh fish for lunch in the northeastern Thai province of Khon Kaen. Photo: AFP

Thai doctors battle cancer-causing raw fish dish in country’s northeast

The pungent and cheap meal, koi pla, served in rural Thailand can cause lethal liver cancer; up to 20,000 people a year are dying. A surgeon who saw it kill his own parents is testing villagers and urging them to change their diet

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A farmer chops fresh fish for lunch in the northeastern Thai province of Khon Kaen. Photo: AFP
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