Archive for September, 2020

More dengue fever and less malaria – mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up

More dengue fever and less malaria – mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up

As it becomes too warm for comfort, the Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malaria may lose the battle against climate change in Africa. But a new foe is on the horizon. When temperatures are too hot for malaria parasites and the Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit them, conditions may be just right for a different mosquito called Aedes aegypti to thrive. This new …

Uganda renews fight to eliminate deadly malaria by 2030

Uganda renews fight to eliminate deadly malaria by 2030

Uganda says it is fast-tracking efforts to eliminate malaria, which continues to take lives and bleed the country’s economy more than any other disease. The disease is responsible for 30 to 40 percent of outpatient hospital visits, 15 to 20 percent of admissions and 10 percent of inpatient deaths, mostly pregnant mothers and children, according …

Driving malaria replication cycles

Driving malaria replication cycles

A well-known symptom of malaria is the cyclical wave of fever and shaking chills that is repeated in multiples of twenty-four-hour periods. These fevers and chills occur when infected red blood cells rupture synchronously, releasing the merozoite stages of the parasite, which then invade new red blood cells and begin another cycle of replication, beginning …

Malaria leaves 100 dead in South Sudan

Malaria leaves 100 dead in South Sudan

South Sudan’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) say at least 100 people died of malaria in the country between January and July. In a joint report released on Sunday, the two institutions said morbidity and mortality trends in the Protection of Civilians Sites across the country, as of July, indicated rampant …