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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.
Innovative concept for implementing WHO resolution to safeguard quality of cancer treatment

Innovative concept for implementing WHO resolution to safeguard quality of cancer treatment

UC San Diego establishes new Center For Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery And Development

UC San Diego establishes new Center For Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery And Development

WHO: Paraguay achieves malaria-free status

WHO: Paraguay achieves malaria-free status

Paraguay declared free of malaria by WHO

Paraguay declared free of malaria by WHO

Researchers develop flexible "Plug and Play" technology to protect against emerging diseases

Researchers develop flexible "Plug and Play" technology to protect against emerging diseases

Treating silent malaria cases could help stop spread of disease, shows study

Treating silent malaria cases could help stop spread of disease, shows study

New project maps impact of climate change on tropical diseases

New project maps impact of climate change on tropical diseases

Scientists develop new method to speed up genome evolution of baker's yeast

Scientists develop new method to speed up genome evolution of baker's yeast

UAB professor receives award for malaria prevention study in pregnant women in Cameroon

UAB professor receives award for malaria prevention study in pregnant women in Cameroon

New study puts forth most comprehensive tree of life for malaria parasites

New study puts forth most comprehensive tree of life for malaria parasites

Unique imaging technique identifies biomarkers of cellular damage done by diabetic retinopathy

Unique imaging technique identifies biomarkers of cellular damage done by diabetic retinopathy

USC researchers develop new portable device for early-stage malaria detection

USC researchers develop new portable device for early-stage malaria detection

Zika detection breakthrough by University of Queensland

Zika detection breakthrough by University of Queensland

Malaria-causing parasite seeks refuge inside the liver to replicate and survive

Malaria-causing parasite seeks refuge inside the liver to replicate and survive

Study brings fresh insights into biology of malaria parasite

Study brings fresh insights into biology of malaria parasite

Lizards with bright green blood baffle scientists

Lizards with bright green blood baffle scientists

MIT researchers develop new versatile plug-and-play diagnostic devices

MIT researchers develop new versatile plug-and-play diagnostic devices

Volatile biomarkers could help detect acute and asymptomatic malaria infections

Volatile biomarkers could help detect acute and asymptomatic malaria infections

Researchers use body odor to diagnose malaria

Researchers use body odor to diagnose malaria

Researchers lab-test molecule that may combat common cold virus

Researchers lab-test molecule that may combat common cold virus