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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.
Huge Malaria vaccine trial in Malawi

Huge Malaria vaccine trial in Malawi

Comprehensive molecular test introduced for diagnosis of malaria caused by P. vivax parasites

Comprehensive molecular test introduced for diagnosis of malaria caused by P. vivax parasites

First-of-its-kind study highlights lethal impact of medical emergencies worldwide

First-of-its-kind study highlights lethal impact of medical emergencies worldwide

Mass drug administration can offer community-level protection against malaria

Mass drug administration can offer community-level protection against malaria

Europe under major threat from vector-borne diseases

Europe under major threat from vector-borne diseases

Geographical range of vector-borne diseases expands rapidly, shows research

Geographical range of vector-borne diseases expands rapidly, shows research

ClinEpiDB releases data from MAL-ED study that addresses childhood malnutrition

ClinEpiDB releases data from MAL-ED study that addresses childhood malnutrition

Scientists develop new CRISPR-based 'allelic drive'

Scientists develop new CRISPR-based 'allelic drive'

Combining data on parasite genetics and human movement can improve malaria tracking

Combining data on parasite genetics and human movement can improve malaria tracking

Dogs’ sense of smell could help to predict epileptic seizures

Dogs’ sense of smell could help to predict epileptic seizures

Researchers discover how mosquitoes smell acidic volatiles in human sweat

Researchers discover how mosquitoes smell acidic volatiles in human sweat

Global warming will raise risk of Mosquito borne diseases globally

Global warming will raise risk of Mosquito borne diseases globally

Research provides opportunities for biological control of insect-borne pathogens

Research provides opportunities for biological control of insect-borne pathogens

Researchers call for review of drug-based strategies to prevent malaria in pregnant women

Researchers call for review of drug-based strategies to prevent malaria in pregnant women

New model could revolutionize the way researchers investigate spread of pathogens

New model could revolutionize the way researchers investigate spread of pathogens

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

Study: Window screens can suppress mosquito populations, reduce malaria in Tanzania

Study: Window screens can suppress mosquito populations, reduce malaria in Tanzania

Researchers discover possible new therapeutic strategy for pancreatic cancer

Researchers discover possible new therapeutic strategy for pancreatic cancer

Study illuminates how hot spots of genetic variation evolved in the human genome

Study illuminates how hot spots of genetic variation evolved in the human genome

ECDC-WHO report: TB remains a major public health challenge in the European region

ECDC-WHO report: TB remains a major public health challenge in the European region