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Malaria Session Organised for World Health Assembly

The Malaria Minute podcast - May 17, 2019 - 05:30

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds.

Ministerial meeting regarding malaria is arranged for the World Health Assembly, the ‘Malaria Vaccines for the World’ event takes place in Oxford and submissions open for the ‘Malaria in Melbourne’ conference.

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Malaria: Stepping up the Fight to Reach 2030 Objectives

Malaria Vaccines for the World

Malaria in Melbourne Conference

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Malaria: The Basics

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Scientific Advisor: Katharine Collins, Radboud University Medical Centre

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President’s Malaria Initiative Publish Annual Report

The Malaria Minute podcast - May 10, 2019 - 05:30

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds.

Rory Stewart becomes new Secretary of State for International Development, PMI release their thirteenth Annual Report and the MalaFA report shares the opinion of African experts.

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New Secretary of State for International Development

PMI Release Annual Report

Novartis’ MalaFA Report

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Malaria: The Basics

Five Minutes

Scientific Advisor: Katharine Collins, Radboud University Medical Centre

The post President’s Malaria Initiative Publish Annual Report appeared first on The Fight Malaria Blog.

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Egg yolk precursor protein regulates mosquitoes' attraction to humans

Science Daily - May 9, 2019 - 18:27
Feeding mosquitoes sugar makes them less attracted to humans, a response that is regulated by the protein vitellogenin, according to a new study.

The Launch of the Civil Society for Malaria Elimination Network

The Malaria Minute podcast - May 3, 2019 - 05:30

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds.

The Civil Society for Malaria Elimination Network is launched, the Independent and Quartz Africa criticise the RTS,S malaria vaccine and Fever Tree raise money for Malaria No More UK.

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The Civil Society for Malaria Elimination Network

The Independent on RTS,S Vaccine

Quartz Africa on RTS,S Vaccine

Fever Tree Fundraising Campaign

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Malaria: The Basics

Five Minutes

Scientific Advisor: Katharine Collins, Radboud University Medical Centre

The post The Launch of the Civil Society for Malaria Elimination Network appeared first on The Fight Malaria Blog.

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Fifteen years of mosquito data implicate species most likely to transmit West Nile virus in Iowa

Science Daily - May 2, 2019 - 20:16
A study which analyzed 15 years of mosquito surveillance data shows Iowa's western counties experience a higher abundance of the species thought to most commonly carry West Nile virus. Culex tarsalis, the mosquito species most often implicated in West Nile transmission, usually becomes most active in early September. The data support similar findings in Nebraska and South Dakota.

Seeking better detection for chronic malaria

Science Daily - May 2, 2019 - 15:35
In people with chronic malaria, certain metabolic systems in the blood change to support a long-term host-parasite relationship, a finding that is key to eventually developing better detection, treatment and eradication of the disease, according to new research.

Significant delays in West Nile virus reporting

Science Daily - April 26, 2019 - 15:06
Researchers found significant delays in reporting human cases of West Nile virus, hampering real-time forecasting of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease.

The Global Health Community Celebrate World Malaria Day

The Malaria Minute podcast - April 26, 2019 - 05:30

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds.

World Malaria Day celebrations take place across the world, an event in London assesses Commonwealth malaria commitments and a pilot programme of the RTS,S vaccine begins in Malawi.

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World Malaria Day 2019

(Michal Fishman on #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe)

Commonwealth Malaria Commitments

(Kate Wills on the Commitments)

RTS,S Vaccine Program Starts in Malawi

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Malaria: The Basics

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Scientific Advisor: Katharine Collins, Radboud University Medical Centre

The post The Global Health Community Celebrate World Malaria Day appeared first on The Fight Malaria Blog.

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Dengue mosquito is Queensland's biggest threat for spreading Zika virus

Science Daily - April 23, 2019 - 15:40
Researchers have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in Australia. The researchers showed that not only was the dengue mosquito effective at transmitting Zika, the virus was also in the mosquitoes' reproductive organs. This finding suggests that Zika could persist in mosquito populations by females passing it to their offspring.

Sugar entering the brain during septic shock causes memory loss

Science Daily - April 22, 2019 - 19:10
The loss of memory and cognitive function known to afflict survivors of septic shock is the result of a sugar that is released into the blood stream and enters the brain during the life-threatening condition.

Ghana Prepares for Large-Scale Trial of RTS,S Vaccine

The Malaria Minute podcast - April 18, 2019 - 05:00

The latest malaria news, in 60 seconds.

Ghana prepares for trials of the RTS,S malaria vaccine, it’s announced that the PfSPZ vaccine will be tested in early 2020. Venezuelan malaria cases reached 1 million in 2018 and Bill Gates celebrates World Mosquito Week.

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Ghana Takes Delivery of RTS,S Vaccine

(Bloomberg on RTS,S Vaccine)

PfSPZ Vaccine Trial

Malaria Cases in Venezuela Reach 1 Million

Bill Gates Recognises World Mosquito Week

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Malaria: The Basics

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Scientific Advisor: Katharine Collins, Radboud University Medical Centre

The post Ghana Prepares for Large-Scale Trial of RTS,S Vaccine appeared first on The Fight Malaria Blog.

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David Beckham Launches Voice Petition To End Malaria

The Malaria Minute podcast - April 12, 2019 - 05:30

The latest malaria news, in 60 seconds.

A new film using AI technology reveals David Beckham speaking nine languages, calling on people to join the world’s first voice petition to end malaria. Hear from Elvis Eze, who is part of the campaign.

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David Beckham Launches Voice Petition To End Malaria

Interview with Elvis Eze

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Malaria: The Basics

Five Minutes

The post David Beckham Launches Voice Petition To End Malaria appeared first on The Fight Malaria Blog.

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Identifying regions that would most benefit from an innovative strategy against malaria

Science Daily - April 9, 2019 - 12:32
A new analysis identifies African regions where ivermectin administration to livestock would have the greatest impact on malaria transmission. The results point to West Africa, below the Sahel, where malaria prevalence is very high.

Australian Veteran Calls for Royal Commission into Tafenoquine

The Malaria Minute podcast - April 5, 2019 - 05:30

The latest malaria news, in 60 seconds.

Combining data on parasite genetics and human movement provides greater insight into how malaria spreads, Nigeria loses N132 billion to malaria each year and Stuart McCarthy, an Australian veteran, calls for a Royal Commission into Tafenoquine.

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Combine Data to Improve Malaria Tracking

Nigeria Loses N132 Billion to Malaria Each Year

Veteran Calls for Royal Commission into Tafenoquine

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The Fight Malaria Podcast

Five Minutes

The post Australian Veteran Calls for Royal Commission into Tafenoquine appeared first on The Fight Malaria Blog.

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Capturing mosquito waste could speed up virus detection

Science Daily - April 4, 2019 - 14:43
Public health officials could soon be able to detect viruses in mosquitoes in the wild much more quickly and easily -- thanks to the insect equivalent of a urine test. A new study shows that two kinds of commonly used mosquito traps can be readily modified to collect mosquito excreta, or liquid waste droplets, to be tested for signs of viruses.

Cyclone Idai Causes ‘Spike’ in Malaria Cases

The Malaria Minute podcast - March 29, 2019 - 06:30

The latest malaria news, in 60 seconds.

Cyclone Idai causes ‘spike’ in malaria cases, Oxford Uni researchers head to Africa to sequence mosquito DNA and the NothingButNets Leader Summit takes place in the US capitol.

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WHO Expects Spike in Malaria After Cyclone

Oxford University Researchers Win Land Rover Bursary

Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit

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The Fight Malaria Podcast

Five Minutes

The post Cyclone Idai Causes ‘Spike’ in Malaria Cases appeared first on The Fight Malaria Blog.

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Modelled climate change impact on mosquito-borne virus transmission

Science Daily - March 28, 2019 - 19:08
Mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, already threaten over a billion people globally. A study predicts that climate change and rising global temperatures will lead to both increased and new exposures to humans of diseases carried by mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus.

How mosquitoes smell human sweat (and new ways to stop them)

Science Daily - March 28, 2019 - 15:25
Female mosquitoes are known to rely on an array of sensory information to find people to bite, picking up on carbon dioxide, body odor, heat, moisture, and visual cues. Now researchers have discovered how mosquitoes pick up on acidic volatiles found in human sweat.

Control of mosquito-borne diseases

Science Daily - March 26, 2019 - 15:28
Researchers have developed an innovative method for analyzing the genome of the Wolbachia bacterium. This endosymbiotic bacterium infects more than 70 percent of insects and is capable of influencing insect transmission of pathogens such as dengue or Zika virus.

Malaria Funding Cut in US Budget Proposals

The Malaria Minute podcast - March 22, 2019 - 06:30

The latest malaria news, in 60 seconds.

US budget proposals make significant cuts to global health programs, the RBM Partnership announce their new CEO and the Australian government announce a $2.1 million program to support veterans concerned about Mefloquine and Tafenoquine.

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Malaria Funding Cut in US Budget Proposals

RBM Partnership Announce New CEO

Australia Launch $2.1 Million Mefloquine Program

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The Fight Malaria Podcast

Five Minutes

The post Malaria Funding Cut in US Budget Proposals appeared first on The Fight Malaria Blog.

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