Malaria

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.
What is Malaria?

Malaria is an infectious disease of tropical countries. It is spread by mosquitoes. It is manifested by fever along with chills and rigors. Unless it is diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal. A single mosquito bite may be enough to cause the infection.

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Moderate drinking may be linked with decreased risk of heart attack and death in adults with CVD

Moderate drinking may be linked with decreased risk of heart attack and death in adults with CVD

Research uncovers an unexpected role for immune T cells in protection against malaria

Research uncovers an unexpected role for immune T cells in protection against malaria

Scientists seek to block pathogen’s most reliable weapon to cause severe malaria

Scientists seek to block pathogen’s most reliable weapon to cause severe malaria

Study proves effectiveness of Artemisia annua against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Study proves effectiveness of Artemisia annua against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Oral prodrug delivers carbon monoxide to protect against acute kidney injury

Oral prodrug delivers carbon monoxide to protect against acute kidney injury

Discovery of SARS-CoV-2–induced pathways uncovers groundbreaking drug repurposing strategies

Discovery of SARS-CoV-2–induced pathways uncovers groundbreaking drug repurposing strategies

Simple blood tests may help prevent inaccuracy in the diagnosis of severe malaria

Simple blood tests may help prevent inaccuracy in the diagnosis of severe malaria

Two chemoattenuated PfSPZ malaria vaccines provide strong and lasting protection

Two chemoattenuated PfSPZ malaria vaccines provide strong and lasting protection

Inadequate exposure to UVB light may be linked with increased risk of colorectal cancer

Inadequate exposure to UVB light may be linked with increased risk of colorectal cancer

New malaria vaccine is undergoing Phase 1 trials but current results show it provides strong and long-lasting protection

New malaria vaccine is undergoing Phase 1 trials but current results show it provides strong and long-lasting protection

Researchers identify proteins that contribute to the pathogenicity of COVID-19 virus

Researchers identify proteins that contribute to the pathogenicity of COVID-19 virus

Novel candidate malaria vaccine confers high levels of durable protection

Novel candidate malaria vaccine confers high levels of durable protection

Sanaria researchers make progress in the development of highly protective malaria vaccine

Sanaria researchers make progress in the development of highly protective malaria vaccine

Six antibody features could be used to identify women at risk of placental malaria

Six antibody features could be used to identify women at risk of placental malaria

Researchers examine whether community administration of ivermectin influences malaria transmission

Researchers examine whether community administration of ivermectin influences malaria transmission

Rapid test kit for malaria delivers results in 30 minutes

Rapid test kit for malaria delivers results in 30 minutes

First CRISPR-Cas9-based gene drive cuts and copies genetic elements in Arabidopsis plants

First CRISPR-Cas9-based gene drive cuts and copies genetic elements in Arabidopsis plants

Researchers identify key role of enzyme essential for invasion of the toxoplasmosis parasite

Researchers identify key role of enzyme essential for invasion of the toxoplasmosis parasite

Natural compound myricetin shows antiviral potential against SARS-CoV-2

Natural compound myricetin shows antiviral potential against SARS-CoV-2

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WHO estimates suicide as one of the leading causes of death