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Today, human populations carry heavy genetic marks from the war with malaria. And it is the red blood cell (erythrocyte) that mostly bears the scars.
Each year, 500,000 people die of malaria annually, a preventable disease. Most of them children in Africa, where many anti-malarial drugs are fake or substandard.
A novel mosquito repellent has been found to have a longer lifespan than those commercially available.
Before travelling, plan ahead in case you need to pack medicines for sleep, diarrhoea, malaria, pain or anxiety.
Kenya has managed to reduce the number of malaria cases in parts of the country. But this, in turn, has led to immunity levels dropping.
After an exceptional period of success in global malaria control, the progress has stalled. New strategies are needed to suit a variety of transmission patterns.
Malaria is a major public health problem that affects 106 countries globally. A rigorous and systematic approach to predict and control malaria transmission is needed.
The history of malaria prevalence in Africa is a long term cycle of highs and lows. However, there’s been little change in the high transmission belt that covers parts of West and Central Africa.
Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
Mosquitoes are controlled by insecticide treated nets to curb the spread of Malaria. The nets which are hung over beds can be reused after serving its purpose.
The gains made towards eliminating malaria in endemic countries is being threatened by insecticide and antimalarial drug resistance.
There’s a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic drug that kills a wide, weird and wonderful range of bugs that are often difficult to treat with other antibiotics.