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Climate change to alter Africa’s malaria map by 2100

Climate change to alter Africa’s malaria map by 2100

Communities across Africa will face new malaria hotspots as climate change alters the earth’s complex water systems, making some areas wetter and more suitable for the mosquitoes that transmit the disease, a study says. The changes will occur not just because of rainfall patterns, but due to changes in hydrology – the movement and distribution of water …

In times of COVID-19, malaria remains the number one killer of children in CAR

In times of COVID-19, malaria remains the number one killer of children in CAR

The hospital in Batangafo – a town of 31,000 people, including 22,000 displaced from elsewhere in the Central African Republic – is bustling with activity. While a particular focus has been placed on infection prevention and control measures to identify and isolate people with suspected cases of COVID-19, another deadly disease has a much heavier impact on the …

Novel Drug Could Be A Powerful Weapon In The Fight Against Malaria And Toxoplasmosis

Novel Drug Could Be A Powerful Weapon In The Fight Against Malaria And Toxoplasmosis

Princeton researchers are making key contributions toward developing a promising new treatment for the widespread and devastating diseases toxoplasmosis and malaria. The Princeton scientists specialize in preparing the drug compound into a medicine that is both safe and effective for humans and able to reach its intended sites of action in the body in sufficient …

Malaria and its Relation to Epilepsy

Malaria and its Relation to Epilepsy

What is a parasite? What is malaria? A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host Malaria is caused by a parasite (Plasmodium species) that is most often transmitted by a mosquito to a human to cause infection Malaria …

Rwanda: Severe Malaria Drops By 38% in Rwanda

Rwanda: Severe Malaria Drops By 38% in Rwanda

In its annual Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Report, the Ministry of Health says that the national malaria incidence reduced from 401 cases per 1,000-person in 2017-2018 fiscal year to 200 cases per 1,000-person in 2019-2020. According to the report, 4,358 cases of severe malaria (representing a 38 per cent reduction) were reported at the …

Rwanda: Government needs $70m to fill malaria financing gap

Rwanda: Government needs $70m to fill malaria financing gap

The Government needs $73 million to bridge the funding in the funds needed to fight malaria between 2020 and 2024, The New Times can reveal. The Rwanda National Strategic Plan 2020-2024 to fight malaria drawn up in June this year indicates that although the implementation requires Rwf295bn ($280 million), the government already has funding commitment …

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 …