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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 …

246 new Covid-19 cases recorded as malaria-struck Kenyans avoid health facilities

246 new Covid-19 cases recorded as malaria-struck Kenyans avoid health facilities

Kenya reported 246 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday, even as it decried the toll stigmatisation was having on Malaria treatment in the country.The new cases, from some 4,149 samples, push the national infection load to 32,803. Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr Rashid Aman said hospitals were initially …

Responding to the double challenge of malaria and COVID-19

Responding to the double challenge of malaria and COVID-19

The recent stalling of global progress on malaria has been further compounded by COVID-19. How can countries safely maintain essential malaria services during the pandemic? What actions are needed now to secure a strong footing for future success in tackling malaria and other urgent health challenges? Two virtual forums on 3-4 September will take stock of the …

Mosquito immune system mapped to help fight malaria

Mosquito immune system mapped to help fight malaria

Scientists have created the first cell atlas of mosquito immune cells, to understand how mosquitoes fight malaria and other infections. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Umeå University, Sweden and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, discovered new types of mosquito immune cells, including a rare cell type that could be involved in limiting …

Penn State College of Medicine study explores the association of malaria, HIV with anemia during pregnancy

Penn State College of Medicine study explores the association of malaria, HIV with anemia during pregnancy

Pregnant women from sub-Saharan Africa with malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a higher prevalence of anemia than pregnant women without infections according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The findings may have implications for reducing the risk of death in pregnant women and preventing low birth weights and neurocognitive impairment in their children as …

Chinese firm donates anti-malaria drugs to Kenya

Chinese firm donates anti-malaria drugs to Kenya

Chinese pharmaceutical company Fosun Pharma on Tuesday donated anti-malaria drugs to Kenya’s health ministry to boost the war against the tropical disease that is the leading cause of death among pregnant women and children below five years in the country. Rashid Aman, chief administrative secretary in the Ministry of Health, said the donation will aid …