Malaria https://scidev.net/global/health/malaria/ News about malaria including information on vacinations, anti malarials, gm mosquitos, insecticides and resistance in areas like Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:58:54 GMT en Mass drug administration against malaria seen effective https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/mass-drug-administration-against-malaria-is-effective.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/mass-drug-administration-against-malaria-is-effective.html Researchers reduce falciparum malaria prevalence with mass administration of a drug combination. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:58:54 GMT Country-owned strategies to fight malaria https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/country-owned-strategies-to-fight-malaria-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/country-owned-strategies-to-fight-malaria-1x.html Progress on malaria control stalled in 2016 and 2017, so the WHO has launched country-led strategies. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:06:56 GMT Zambia trial cuts severe malaria deaths by 96 per cent https://scidev.net/global/health/news/zambia-trial-cuts-severe-malaria-deaths-by-96-per-cent-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/zambia-trial-cuts-severe-malaria-deaths-by-96-per-cent-1x.html Child deaths plummet in year-long intervention with suppository form of artesunate. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:24:09 GMT Q&A: “The big threat is that drug resistance is moving to India” https://scidev.net/global/health/opinion/q-a-the-big-threat-is-that-drug-resistance-is-moving-to-india.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/opinion/q-a-the-big-threat-is-that-drug-resistance-is-moving-to-india.html Sylvie Manguin, the editor of an open-access book on malaria elimination, discusses the challenges of achieving that goal. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:33:00 GMT Blood transfusions a ‘hidden’ malaria risk https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/blood-transfusions-a-hidden-malaria-risk.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/blood-transfusions-a-hidden-malaria-risk.html High prevalence of the malaria parasites in blood for transfusions could be a setback in controlling the disease. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:00:50 GMT Test spots malaria in two minutes, without blood https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/test-spots-malaria-in-two-minutes-without-blood.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/test-spots-malaria-in-two-minutes-without-blood.html It picks up crystals excreted by the malaria parasite and hints at a shift towards self-diagnosis in the community. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT Malaria parasite route to Americas traced https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/malaria-parasite-route-to-americas-traced.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/malaria-parasite-route-to-americas-traced.html Study documents successive migratory waves and genetic crossbreeding of lineages from other regions. Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT Biosensor promises early malaria diagnosis https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/biosensor-promises-early-malaria-diagnosis.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/biosensor-promises-early-malaria-diagnosis.html The device is able to test the blood of infected people and give results in under 30 minutes. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:43:00 GMT Human malaria spread from monkeys found in Brazil https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/human-malaria-spread-from-monkeys-found-in-brazil.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/human-malaria-spread-from-monkeys-found-in-brazil.html Region with high-density forest in Rio de Janeiro is the second part of the world to confirm this type of transmission. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Malaria rapid diagnostics fuel overuse of antibiotics https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/malaria-rapid-diagnostics-fuel-overuse-of-antibiotics.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/malaria-rapid-diagnostics-fuel-overuse-of-antibiotics.html Rapid diagnostic tests improve malaria care but could have unintended consequences, study suggests. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:20:00 GMT Next-generation mosquito nets on the way https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/next-generation-mosquito-nets.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/next-generation-mosquito-nets.html Net that protects against insecticide resistance gets interim WHO approval, set to be available by end of the year. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:47:00 GMT ‘Breakthrough’ mosquito trap uses human smell and heat https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/breakthrough-mosquito-trap.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/breakthrough-mosquito-trap.html The ‘human decoy’ trap combines warm water with body odour and a dark, cylindrical shape to attract mosquitoes. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:03:00 GMT Shining light at night quells mosquito bites https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/night-light-quells-mosquito-bites.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/night-light-quells-mosquito-bites.html Exposing mosquitoes to regular bright light shows promise but faces practical hurdles as a malaria control strategy. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:53:00 GMT Antimalarials of unproven quality rampant in Africa https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/antimalarial-drug-poor-quality-assurance-africa.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/antimalarial-drug-poor-quality-assurance-africa.html A study shows that non-quality-assured antimalarials in the private sector is a problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT Antimalarial candidate holds promise as a single dose https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/antimalarial-drug-single-dose.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/antimalarial-drug-single-dose.html A drug candidate boosts malaria prevention and control as a single dose, a study in mice and monkeys shows. Mon, 15 May 2017 15:40:00 GMT GM drive against malaria: Treading a fine line https://scidev.net/global/malaria/feature/gm-drive-malaria-gene-editing.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/feature/gm-drive-malaria-gene-editing.html DNA editing technology set on permanently disrupting spread of the disease negotiates promise and risks. Tue, 02 May 2017 14:41:40 GMT Malaria drug could cut women’s risk of other infections https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/malaria-drug-women-risk-infection.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/malaria-drug-women-risk-infection.html A study shows that a drug used to control malaria in pregnancy could also prevent sexually transmitted infections. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:54:45 GMT Games, not handbooks, to beat insecticide resistance https://scidev.net/global/technology/multimedia/games-handbooks-insecticide-resistance.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/technology/multimedia/games-handbooks-insecticide-resistance.html Hear Edward Thomsen explain why digital games such as ResistanceSim can help countries control disease vectors. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:40:00 GMT Malaria parasites make human hosts attract mosquitoes https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/malaria-parasites-human-mosquitoes.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/malaria-parasites-human-mosquitoes.html Malaria parasites make infected people emit odours that attract mosquitoes and spread the disease faster. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:38:28 GMT Sri Lanka eliminates malaria with shift in strategy https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/sri-lanka-eliminates-malaria-teamwork.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/malaria/malaria_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/sri-lanka-eliminates-malaria-teamwork.html Sri Lanka shows that eliminating malaria demands a concerted plan including parasite surveillance. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:44:17 GMT