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.

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How did the COVID pandemic affect the spread of other zoonotic diseases?

How did the COVID pandemic affect the spread of other zoonotic diseases?

Common framework evaluates the global health impact of drugs and aids in identifying shortcomings

Common framework evaluates the global health impact of drugs and aids in identifying shortcomings

Researchers identify how a critical schistosomiasis drug works on the molecular level

Researchers identify how a critical schistosomiasis drug works on the molecular level

COVID-19 tests with the new assay may be just as reliable as laboratory-based molecular tests

COVID-19 tests with the new assay may be just as reliable as laboratory-based molecular tests

UK emergency aid to help vulnerable countries tackle the Omicron variant

UK emergency aid to help vulnerable countries tackle the Omicron variant

Mapping access to HIV care

Mapping access to HIV care

Traditional medicinal plant alleviates malaria symptoms in mice

Traditional medicinal plant alleviates malaria symptoms in mice

COVID-19 pandemic may halt two decades of global progress towards Universal Health Coverage

COVID-19 pandemic may halt two decades of global progress towards Universal Health Coverage

Screening FDA-approved compounds shown to possess antiviral or antimicrobial activity for SARS-CoV-2 inhibition

Screening FDA-approved compounds shown to possess antiviral or antimicrobial activity for SARS-CoV-2 inhibition

Report helps understand how inequalities hinder the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

Report helps understand how inequalities hinder the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

Partnership develops stool sample processing kit to help inform WHO's policy update on childhood TB diagnosis

Partnership develops stool sample processing kit to help inform WHO's policy update on childhood TB diagnosis

WHO welcomes Gavi Alliance Board's historic decision to invest in first malaria vaccine

WHO welcomes Gavi Alliance Board's historic decision to invest in first malaria vaccine

COVID-19 disruptions linked to increase in malaria cases and deaths

COVID-19 disruptions linked to increase in malaria cases and deaths

'Combination' adjuvant may boost the protective power of vaccines

'Combination' adjuvant may boost the protective power of vaccines

Children and other patients in Africa missed vital medical appointments due to COVID-19

Children and other patients in Africa missed vital medical appointments due to COVID-19

Study uncovers mechanism for insensitivity to key antimalarial drug in new pathogen variant

Study uncovers mechanism for insensitivity to key antimalarial drug in new pathogen variant

Study shows porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) is capable of zoonotic transfer

Study shows porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) is capable of zoonotic transfer

Examining the effects of malaria parasites on global health

Examining the effects of malaria parasites on global health

Washington University joins international effort to support data science research and training in Africa

Washington University joins international effort to support data science research and training in Africa

New art exhibition raises awareness of antimicrobial resistance

New art exhibition raises awareness of antimicrobial resistance