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 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 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 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” 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Sri Lanka shows that eliminating malaria demands a concerted plan including parasite surveillance. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:44:17 GMT