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Antimalarial antibodies were reduced and the adverse consequences of P. falciparum infections were increased in pregnant women after 5 years of a decline in the Read More
Taken from: Striding Toward Malaria Elimination in China
Background: Malaria in coastal Kenya shows spatial heterogeneity and seasonality, which are important factors to account for when planning an effective control system.
Background: The recently introduced SYBR Green1 (SG) assay for testing parasites susceptibility to anti-malarial drugs needs further improvement.
Background: Isothermal amplification techniques are emerging as a promising method for malaria diagnosis since they are capable of detecting extremely low concentrations of parasite target while mitigating the need for infrastructure and training required by other nucleic acid based tests.
Background: In Brazil, 99.7 % of malaria cases occur in the Amazon region.
Entire communities must get drugs to kill dormant parasites and eliminate a major form of the disease, shows study.
Background: Tafenoquine is a long half-life primaquine analog being developed for malaria prophylaxis.
Background: Malaria is one of the most serious vector-borne diseases in the world.
Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
The Guardian: U.K. sets up £1bn fund to combat malaria and other infectious diseases “Britain will create a £1bn fund ($1.5bn) to combat malaria and other infectious diseases in a move the U.K. chancellor described as a ‘fundamental restructuring of Britain’s aid budget’ to focus on prosperity and security. … ‘I have always believed that…More
Background: The public health value of a vector control tool depends on its epidemiological efficacy, but also on its ease of implementation.
News outlets report on the establishment of a £1 billion fund, supported by the British government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as part of the global effort to end malaria and other infectious diseases. BBC News: U.K. government sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria “The U.K. government is to create a new…More
Inter Press Service: U.N. Marks Achievement in Global Malaria Reduction “…With just six weeks left for the MDGs deadline, the U.N. has announced that the MDG six targets to reverse the incidence of malaria by 2015 have been met and surpassed. Since 2000, malaria interventions have contributed to a 60 percent decline in malaria mortality…More
Background: Eritrea, like most countries in sub-Saharan Africa, has expended much effort towards malaria control with the view of transitioning from reduction of the disease burden to elimination.