Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest creatures because they are carriers for many lethal viruses.
Genetically modified mosquitoes were released in Brazil in an attempt to halt the spread of dengue fever by reducing the mosquito population.
Training is necessary to equip health workers to deal with climate change risks.
Climate change is anticipated to cause a rise in the incidence of several diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
Water is crucial to the spread of malaria because mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in or near bodies of water.
Millions of young children get malaria. These two got it in 2010.
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There's a big market for new treatments for TB, malaria and other ailments. But most of these diseases afflict low-income people unable to pay for medicine.
Studies on mortality in sub-Saharan Africa haven’t focused on the effects of climate change.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
Leishmaniasis is caused by a parasite that is carried by a female sandfly.
CDC/ Frank Collins
Each year 50 000 people from 89 countries, in every continent except Antarctica, die from leishmaniasis, an ancient neglected disease.
A prototype of the pills-on-a-coil prototype that delivers medicine while it sits in the gut.
Malvika Verma and Karan Vishwanath
Treating infectious diseases is a huge challenge because patients often fail to take the medicine for the long duration, especially for tuberculosis. Now there's a new device that may help.
Vector control targeting the larval phase of the mosquito’s life cycle can be successful.
Progress against malaria has stalled. There's been an increase in the number of cases reported since 2015.
CDC/ James Gathany
Given the high burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, a partially effective vaccine is considered better than none.
Mosquito nets are often used where malaria is common.
The experience from African experts is vital in the search for new and better ways to control malaria.
Avoiding malaria could be as simple as "ABCD" if the proper care is taken.
Malaria detection campaign in the Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina-Faso) in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé.
Malaria is prevalent in developing countries. Epigenetics may be the key to finding its Achilles heel.
Three species of immature mosquito: the common house mosquito, and the malaria vectors An. arabiensis and An. funestus.
Researchers are only beginning to understand the impact of pollution and increased temperatures on the biology of mosquitoes.
Venezuelans demonstrate outside a children’s hospital in Caracas.
New survey of insect-borne disease in Venezuela.
Sub-Saharan Africa bears the burden of the world’s malaria cases.
Blood tests used to diagnose malaria can't detect low levels of the disease causing parasite and are hard to administer. A new portable spit test may provide a better alternative.
Personalised medicine aims to tailor treatment according to each person’s genetic makeup.
Gene sequences can be manipulated to prevent certain diseases and improve public health.
Drones are being used to combat malaria in Zanzibar.
Significant new insights are emerging for the treatment of malaria, and eventually its eradication.
Anopheles stephensi mosquito bites a human to get a blood meal through its pointed proboscis. A droplet of blood is expelled from the abdomen after having engorged itself.
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Researchers are exploring genetic forms of population control called gene drives that spread traits faster that happens naturally. The goal is to curb mosquito-borne diseases like malaria.
View of Taichung City, Taiwan, behind a mosquito net.
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Genetically modified mosquitoes breed fear and suspicion, especially since the research happens behind closed doors, away from the public. Now scientists and architects are trying to change that model.