Tag: malaria

New treated bed nets halve malaria cases in children in East Africa

April 8, 2022

A joint study has revealed bed nets treated with a new kind of insecticide significantly reduced malaria cases in Tanzanian children. Bed nets are an effective strategy against the mosquitoes which spread malaria – however, the critters have increasingly developed […]

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Plant ingredient offers low-dose alternative treatment for malaria

December 30, 2021

Researchers from Germany’s Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, along with colleagues from Ethiopia’s Arba Minch and Addis Ababa universities, have identified an active ingredient from the crushed leaves of a plant, used by people in Africa to treat malaria. The plant […]

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Fears rise over malaria’s possible comeback in Italy after decades

September 6, 2017

A four-year-old girl in Italy has died of malaria, raising fears over the comeback of the mosquito-borne disease decades after it has been eliminated in the country. Sonia Zago developed a high fever after returning home from a vacation in […]

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Scientists create genetically modified mosquitoes resistant to dengue

January 13, 2017

Mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest animals in the world and one of the biggest killers of the human race as they are the primary vectors for major human diseases such as yellow fever, malaria and dengue fever. According […]

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WHO: Funds secured to roll out world’s first malaria vaccine in Africa

November 18, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently confirmed that the pilot projects of the world’s first malaria vaccine will be rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018 as global funding has been secured for the program’s initial phase. The vaccine […]

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South Asia’s Canals linked to Malaria widespread, says study

May 14, 2012

NEW DELHI — Independent India should learn lessons from the deadly malaria epidemics that swept many parts of the country in the last century, attributable to indiscriminate canal building and related projects by the then rulers, a new study suggests. […]

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