Saturday, September 18, 2021

Malaria

After Covid jab, BioNTech sets sights on malaria vaccine

If successful, the vaccine could be a crucial step in the fight against the mosquito-borne disease, which kills more than 400,000 people a year.

WHO officially declares China malaria-free after 70-year battle

No cases were reported in China in the last four years, warranting the malaria-free credential.

New genetic modification could cut malaria spread

Growing mosquito resistance to pesticides, as well as malaria parasite resistance to antimalarial drugs, has created an urgent need for new ways to fight the disease.

Drug-resistant malaria gaining foothold in Africa, study shows

In clinical trials, the disease lingered longer in children receiving standard treatment for malaria if they were infected with mutant strains of the disease.

Malaria killing more children as health resources diverted to Covid-19

Malaria still kills one child every two minutes around the world.

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