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Yet another case of locally-transmitted malaria was reported in the U.S, bringing the total number of cases to eight - seven of them in Sarasota County, Florida.
In the past two months, at least five people, four in Florida and one in Texas, have been infected with malaria in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a health advisory last week. These are the first known cases of locally acquired malaria in the country since 2003.
Emily Anthes, New York Times
The report has increased calls for "massive, urgent" efforts to vaccinate the children of Africa against the disease.
In what it called a "historic" move, the World Health Organization is recommending widespread use of the world's first and only malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions where there are moderate to high levels of malaria transmission. GSK, which helped develop the vaccine, hailed the news.
The World Health Organization has endorsed a vaccine shown to help prevent one of the oldest-known and deadliest infectious diseases -- malaria.
Boragen, a boron-based discovery platform company based in the Research Triangle Park, has won a $300,500 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant for research on controlling malaria. Here are the details.
The volcanic glass material used in this new intervention is perlite, an industrial mineral most frequently used in building materials and in gardens as a soil additive.
President Donald Trump made headlines Monday when he voluntarily told reporters that he was taking hydroxychloroquine, which Trump has frequently touted as a "game changer" for coronavirus. This announcement was the latest development in Trump's weeks-long campaign in support of the drug, despite several reports and studies that have questioned its effectiveness in treating coronavirus patients.
By Tara Subramaniam and Holmes Lybrand, CNN
Researchers have developed a new weapon in the fight against malaria -- a fungus genetically engineered using a gene found in the venom of an Australian spider.
Mosquitoes won’t fly anywhere near the sweet wormwood herb (Artemisia annua), so it makes perfect sense that a chemical compound produced by the plant has become the first line of treatment against malaria. NCSU says more of the compound can be produced.
Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization says. The vaccine was developed by GlaxoSmithKline.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have come up with a technique that actually measures how much insecticide is found on the surface of mosquito nets, paving the way for efforts to determine how long the nets are effective.