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Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite called Plasmodium - when infected mosquitoes bite the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells. Even though this potentially fatal disease can be prevented and cured, each year 350-500 million cases of malaria still occur worldwide, and over one million people die, most of them young children in Africa south of the Sahara, where one in every five (20%) childhood deaths is due to the effects of the disease.

Malaria is so common in Africa because a lack of resources and political instability have prevented the building of solid malaria control programs. Experts say an African child has on average between 1.6 and 5.4 episodes of malaria fever each year and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) as many as half of the world's population are at risk of malaria mainly in the world's poorest and most vulnerable countries and every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
FDA approves effective new treatment for extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves effective new treatment for extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis

Encapsulating two drugs in same nanovector can greatly improve drug delivery

Encapsulating two drugs in same nanovector can greatly improve drug delivery

Low or high levels of hemoglobin may increase risk of dementia

Low or high levels of hemoglobin may increase risk of dementia

Selective antibiotics could make precision treatment possible

Selective antibiotics could make precision treatment possible

Insecticide-treated bed net use is higher during rainy season, study finds

Insecticide-treated bed net use is higher during rainy season, study finds

Whole genome sequencing reveals role of CNVs in insecticide resistance in malaria mosquitoes

Whole genome sequencing reveals role of CNVs in insecticide resistance in malaria mosquitoes

Common antimalarial treatment has less effect in children with severe malnutrition

Common antimalarial treatment has less effect in children with severe malnutrition

Research shows how freshwater prawns could reduce schistosomiasis transmission

Research shows how freshwater prawns could reduce schistosomiasis transmission

Understanding how anti-malarial drug primaquine works lead to more effective malarial therapies

Understanding how anti-malarial drug primaquine works lead to more effective malarial therapies

Novel vaccine against bee sting allergy successfully tested

Novel vaccine against bee sting allergy successfully tested

Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmission

Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmission

Study shows how the mosquito immune system combats malaria parasites

Study shows how the mosquito immune system combats malaria parasites

Researchers develop new technique to enhance infection-fighting potential of natural chemicals

Researchers develop new technique to enhance infection-fighting potential of natural chemicals

New review on the epidemiology of various parasitic diseases in Malaysia

New review on the epidemiology of various parasitic diseases in Malaysia

Comprehensive gene activity database could significantly reduce animal use

Comprehensive gene activity database could significantly reduce animal use

Scientists identify malaria's Achilles' heel

Scientists identify malaria's Achilles' heel

Researchers discover new neurotoxin that selectively targets mosquitoes

Researchers discover new neurotoxin that selectively targets mosquitoes

Increasing awareness about visceral leishmaniasis could help reduce fatalities, disease transmission

Increasing awareness about visceral leishmaniasis could help reduce fatalities, disease transmission

Global study reveals viruses as important cause of childhood pneumonia

Global study reveals viruses as important cause of childhood pneumonia

Fighting hidden hunger with promising new approach

Fighting hidden hunger with promising new approach