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Why malaria treatment shouldn’t take a back seat to COVID-19

Ridding the world of malaria in the near future is a very ambitious goal. Efforts to achieve it have already been weakened by governments shifting resources from malaria control and elimination initiatives to the fight against COVID-19. And those efforts were recently dealt another sucker-punch.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Health

A vaccine that could block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria

Is it possible to eradicate malaria?   It is a question with which many researchers have grappled, and many ideas have been proposed. The reason malaria has garnered so much attention is that it is one of the deadliest diseases, infecting 200 million people and killing more than 500,000 annually, with infants in Africa suffering the majority of fatalities.

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  • Countries United_States
  • Published in Health

Drug-resistant malaria parasite spreading

Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border -- a gateway to Africa, researchers warned Friday.
  • Published in Health
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