Friday, September 22, 2017 -- The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.
Monday, June 26, 2017 -- A mother and child waiting outside a pediatric health center during an outbreak of malaria in Muma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 -- People with the disease give off a distinctive "breath-print" that could aid rapid diagnosis, say experts.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 -- Italy has been malaria-free since the 1950s, with most recorded cases linked to tourists who returned from countries where the disease is common.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -- By Dr. Mercola Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by plasmodium parasites. When an infected Anopheles mosquito bites a person, it can spread the disease, leading to flu-like illness that can progress to life-threatening complications if left untreated. It's estimated that close to half of the global population is at risk of malaria, with 91 countries experiencing ongoing transmission. According to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015 there were 212 million cases of malaria along with 429,000 deaths, occurring primarily in children living in sub-Saharan Africa.1 WHO set a goal to eliminate malaria by 2040, with the primary mode of prevention currently being mosquito control. They recently announced, however, that a malaria vaccine will
Friday, October 20, 2017 -- A malaria outbreak has killed at least four people at a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya, according to local residents and health officials. Hundreds of people have come down with the infectious disease at the Kalobeyei refugee complex in Kenya's Turkana County. "Already four to six people have died due to malaria," Galama Guyo, a health care professional at Kalobeyei, told VOA's Horn of Africa service. "Weekly, we report more than 200 malaria cases, especially people with low body resistance [immunity]." Health care providers do not have enough drugs to treat patients, and there is no major hospital in the area, so some patients have to travel to up to 30 kilometers for treatment, he said. The type of
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -- Malaria parasites, although widespread among wild chimpanzees and gorillas, have not been detected in bonobos, a chimp cousin. Reasoning that previous studies may have missed infected bonobo populations, a team led by Beatrice Hahn, MD, a professor of Microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, conducted a more extensive survey, […] The post Malaria: New Plasmodium species found in wild bonobos appeared first on Outbreak News Today.
Monday, June 26, 2017 -- Ethiopia’s highlands traditionally have a built-in protection for the people who live there. The elevation and the cool temperatures have meant that malaria, the deadly mosquito-borne illness, cannot be transmitted. But climate change may be putting an end to that safeguard. A new study led by a researcher at the University of Maine found that since 1981, the elevation needed to protect people from malaria has risen by 100 meters. For the first time, people living in Ethiopia’s highlands could be vulnerable to the disease. “What’s happening is the conditions, at least in terms of temperature, that are suitable for malaria are slowly creeping up at higher elevations,” said Bradfield Lyon at Maine's Climate Change Institute and
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -- The genetically engineered fungus can kill a mosquito with a single spore.
Monday, May 22, 2017 -- Infections from malaria have persisted within humans for so long that the parasite has shaped the course of human evolution and is an example of how natural selection works in our species. This parasitic disease—particularly from the virulent Plasmodium falciparum strain—is still one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Vaccines to P. falciparum and other parasite strains infecting humans have been notoriously difficult to develop and have seen very limited success. However, now, investigators at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have modified a previously unsuccessful experimental malaria vaccine. It is successful at completely protecting 50% of monkeys against a challenge from P. falciparum and delayed when
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -- (Natural News) Although the Zika mass hysteria has largely died down, those who stand to benefit financially from the overblown illness are trying to keep it in the headlines. The latest news sees a malaria drug being touted as a possible treatment, and a mainstream media news story about the medication features a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it admission... Read More
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 -- Researchers call for more awareness as some populations face 60% infection rate.
Monday, June 12, 2017 -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today announced positive results from two phase III studies of tafenoquine, an investigational 8-aminoquinoline, for the prevention of relapse of Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax) malaria. The headline results, presented today at the International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research (ICPVR) in Manaus, Brazil, show that a single-dose of 300mg […] The post Malaria drug, tafenoquine, show positive results from two phase III studies appeared first on Outbreak News Today.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 -- NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Thousands of people are suffering from an outbreak of diarrhea, malaria and dengue in Bangladesh and Nepal as the waters from the worst floods in a decade recede, officials and aid agencies said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 -- Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group published two systematic reviews this week about the safety of mefloquine (Lariam) for preventing malaria in travellers. “Mefloquine is at least as effective as other options” says Dr Tickell-Painter, the lead author on both papers, “but patients and policy-makers also need reliable […] The post Malaria: Effectiveness and side effects of mefloquine examined in reviews appeared first on Outbreak News Today.
Monday, November 13, 2017 -- Silicon Valley teams up with a Chinese microscope manufacturer to deploy deep learning to diagnose malaria
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 -- Earlier this month, pharmaceutical manufacturer, Eli Lilly announced that it will no longer be producing IV quinidine gluconate, but plans to continue distributing the product until the current stock expires (March 2019). As of today, intravenous quinidine gluconate remains available for the treatment of severe malaria. CDC and FDA are developing a strategy to ensure continued […] The post Malaria treatment: Eli Lilly announces discontinuation of IV quinidine appeared first on Outbreak News Today.
Friday, December 15, 2017 -- BO RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand's border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 -- On September 7, 2017, the United Kingdom (UK) reported three cases of Plasmodium vivax malaria in UK residents who had traveled to Cyprus in August 2017. All travelers had visited a resort in Esentepe (also known as Agios Amvrosios) in the Kyrenia District located in northern Cyprus, and none had a history of recent travel to malaria-endemic […] The post Malaria: UK report cases in travelers to Cyprus appeared first on Outbreak News Today.
Monday, July 10, 2017 -- In a follow-up on the malaria outbreak in the east African country of Burundi, 4,376,804 cases including 1,996 deaths (case fatality rate 0.05%) have been reported this year through the end of June. It’s been increasing persistently despite ongoing response interventions. During the most recent weekly data available (ending June 25), 173,355 clinical cases of malaria including 102 […] The post Burundi: Malaria outbreak continues unabated appeared first on Outbreak News Today.