So far, similar medical diagnostics tech has either required time-consuming post processing, or has used parts that prevented it from being integrated into a flat design.
South Africa is one of the few malaria-endemic countries in Africa that did not see a major upsurge in malaria cases caused by COVID-related disruptions.
New research quantifies the link between agricultural practices and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.
Classical antibiotics that directly kill pathogens are prone to elicit drug-resistance. Targeting host enzymes required for pathogen survival offers can limit the emergence of resistance.
Evidence shows that malaria parasites in some locations have changed their genetic make-up so that they can evade rapid diagnostic tests.
Summer is no fun when mosquitoes are biting. Insect repellent creams, sprays, and lotions are safe and effective but there are alternatives. Here’s what works and what doesn’t!
What we call mosquitoes are actually 3500 different types of insects, and they all behave differently.
Reproduction in mosquitoes crucially relies on their sense of hearing.
Treatments for uncomplicated malaria remain mostly robust. But the arsenal against severe malaria and deaths is rapidly weakening. New options are urgently required.
Like the coronavirus causing the current pandemic, both the malaria parasite and mosquito vector are developing ways to avoid control.
A combination of herbs in Nigeria should be evaluated further as it offers potential to treat malaria, which is endemic in the country.
The countries share related populations, economies, ecologies and epidemiologies. This interconnectedness highlights challenges and opportunities for more effective malaria control across the region.
The South African Malaria Control Programme is one of the few on the continent that is entirely funded by government. The stable source of funding has allowed for steady malaria control interventions.
To achieve malaria elimination on the continent, Africans need to own the agenda.
The successful development of an effective vaccine against the deadliest form of malaria that is most common in sub-Saharan Africa is indeed a major achievement.
Malaria is one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases. So why has it taken so long to get a vaccine?
The WHO and the manufacturers of the vaccine will be rallying countries, particularly those with high malaria burdens, to adopt the vaccine.
But the vaccine isn’t perfect. So we’ll still need mosquito nets and insecticides too.
The joint award recognizes the long road to deciphering the biology behind the brain’s ability to sense its surroundings – work that paves the way for a number of medical and biological breakthroughs.
Malaria control must move away from relying too much on insecticides to more innovative and sustainable options. Genetic programming of mosquitoes is one.