Posts Tagged ‘malaria’
Millions of people live in endemic malaria regions, these people still lack access to prevention, diagnostic testing and treatment. The fact many of these people and regions are the world’s poorest is no coincidence. Lacking resources and funding, governments may have the will to fight malaria, but lack the infrastructure. The theme for this year’s [...]
The worry of relocating to a malaria zone could become a thing of the past if researchers can perfect mosquito birth control. The male malaria mosquito has a unique mating habit of sealing its sperm inside the female with a “plug”. Using this information, researchers are looking for ways to inhibit the formation of the [...]
Malaria is a global problem which affects 300-500 million people annually and kills more than 1 million. With more companies sending employees abroad, particularly to developing regions such as India, parts of South America and Africa, malaria doesn’t just affect local populations. A lot of research is being done on improving malaria survival rates and [...]
Malaria is the world’s deadliest disease, posing a serious health threat in African and South American countries. Even expats are at risk for catching it. All it takes is one mosquito bite, which is why many countries in sub-Saharan Africa recommend courses of anti-malarial drugs before arrival. Now a multinational team of researchers has created [...]
A possible malaria vaccine, PfSPZ, is set to undergo trials this fall, according to the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease’s Vaccine Research Center. Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, infecting about 225 million people each year and killing a million. Malaria is a threat in Africa, the Americas and Asia, [...]
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