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With quick and easy malaria tests, some unexpected drawbacks - KGOU

Malaria News Feeds - October 15, 2017 - 15:22

KGOU

With quick and easy malaria tests, some unexpected drawbacks
KGOU
In remote areas of the world, traditional lab testing for malaria can be difficult. That's where the malaria rapid diagnostic test comes in. The test can diagnose malaria in 15 minutes with just the prick of a finger — making it easier to prescribe ...

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With quick and easy malaria tests, some unexpected drawbacks - 90.3 KAZU

Malaria News Feeds - October 15, 2017 - 15:12

With quick and easy malaria tests, some unexpected drawbacks
90.3 KAZU
In remote areas of the world, traditional lab testing for malaria can be difficult. That's where the malaria rapid diagnostic test comes in. The test can diagnose malaria in 15 minutes with just the prick of a finger — making it easier to prescribe ...

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With quick and easy malaria tests, some unexpected drawbacks - PRI

Malaria News Feeds - October 15, 2017 - 15:02

PRI

With quick and easy malaria tests, some unexpected drawbacks
PRI
The test can diagnose malaria in 15 minutes with just the prick of a finger — making it easier to prescribe anti-malarial drugs only when they're needed, and slowing the rise of drug-resistant malaria strains. But according to a recent study published ...

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Malaria outbreak in Limpopo, Mpumalanga - South African Broadcasting Corporation

Malaria News Feeds - October 15, 2017 - 08:15

South African Broadcasting Corporation

Malaria outbreak in Limpopo, Mpumalanga
South African Broadcasting Corporation
"We have got two family members who were affected by malaria. They were admitted at Elim Hospital on Monday and they were discharged on Thursday because they were not feeling well. We were forced to take them to the clinic, they were checked, when ...

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“Why We Launched Roll Back Malaria Programme in Bayelsa” - Leadership Newspapers

Malaria News Feeds - October 15, 2017 - 07:39

Leadership Newspapers

“Why We Launched Roll Back Malaria Programme in Bayelsa”
Leadership Newspapers
Chevron Nigeria Limited and Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC joint Venture partnership yesterday offered reasons why the Roll Back Malaria programme was initiated and flagged off in the Igbogene community of Yenagoa Local Government ...

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HEALTH NOTES: Don't forget your malaria pills, Charlie - Daily Mail

Malaria News Feeds - October 14, 2017 - 21:01

Daily Mail

HEALTH NOTES: Don't forget your malaria pills, Charlie
Daily Mail
She battled killer malaria, contracted while covering the Olympic Games in Rio last year. And now Sky Sports star Charlie Webster has a warning message to Britons travelling to warmer climates this winter. The 34-year-old, who nearly died last year ...

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Genetically modified approaches to fighting malaria succeed in new tests - The Keene Sentinel

Malaria News Feeds - October 14, 2017 - 10:28

Genetically modified approaches to fighting malaria succeed in new tests
The Keene Sentinel
Today, bed nets and insecticides help control the mosquito-borne disease transmission, and drugs prevent infection or blunt malaria's symptoms. But the disease continues to take its toll. In 2015, there were roughly 212 million cases of malaria and 429 ...

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Give malaria a thumbs down - Lowvelder

Malaria News Feeds - October 14, 2017 - 07:28

Lowvelder

Give malaria a thumbs down
Lowvelder
MBOMBELA – Following a spate of malaria cases reported in Ehlanzeni district since April, the provincial health department this week alerted all travellers to risk areas, including the Kruger National Park, to take precautions against mosquito bites ...

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Dogs And People Have More In Common Than You Might Think - NPR

Malaria News Feeds - October 13, 2017 - 18:22

NPR

Dogs And People Have More In Common Than You Might Think
NPR
Scientists in China have found evidence that dogs evolved protection against malaria in the same way that people in West Africa have. One tiny change in dogs' genes likely boosted their immune response to the malaria parasite, geneticists from Yunnan ...

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Kruger National Park urge visitors to be vigilant of malaria - Mpumalanga News

Malaria News Feeds - October 13, 2017 - 09:57

Mpumalanga News

Kruger National Park urge visitors to be vigilant of malaria
Mpumalanga News
“To reduce the risk of getting malaria while staying in the park, visitors are advised to use repellents on their skin, wear long-sleeved clothes if they happen to go outside their residences, keep the window and doors closed at all times and check ...

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Africa has largest diseases in the world, carries 80% of global ... - BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Malaria News Feeds - October 12, 2017 - 23:27

BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Africa has largest diseases in the world, carries 80% of global ...
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)
Khama Rogo, a World Bank Officer has observed that Africa has the largest burden of diseases in the world, and the lowest in accessible healthcare delivery to ...

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Latest Drug-resistant Malaria in Mekong Region May Skirt 'Superbug' Status - Voice of America

Malaria News Feeds - October 12, 2017 - 22:07

Voice of America

Latest Drug-resistant Malaria in Mekong Region May Skirt 'Superbug' Status
Voice of America
Som Aun contracted malaria after moving to the Thma Baing district of Cambodia's Koh Kong province in 2002. Four years later, two of his children contracted the disease. For five years, his son, An, now 19, and daughter, Sreyna, now 12, remained ...
Warning Malaria as a resistant strain extends to VietnamWeek Facts

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Kirsten Lyke, MD: Progress Toward Malaria Vaccine - MD Magazine

Malaria News Feeds - October 12, 2017 - 21:45

Kirsten Lyke, MD: Progress Toward Malaria Vaccine
MD Magazine
Kirsten Lyke, MD, Institute for Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine: We're in a pretty exciting time in that malaria has been reduced by about 47% in terms of mortality and about 30% overall reduction in malaria since the year 2000 ...

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Hidden threat: Hyderabad in grip of 'invisible' Malaria - Deccan Chronicle

Malaria News Feeds - October 12, 2017 - 21:18

Deccan Chronicle

Hidden threat: Hyderabad in grip of 'invisible' Malaria
Deccan Chronicle
Hyderabad: Thirteen cases of asymptomatic malaria were detected during health camps in Hyderabad recently. In these cases, the usual symptoms of malaria, such as fever and chills, are not there, but the parasite is present in the body. Blood tests ...

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Drug-resistant malaria advances in Mekong - Science Magazine

Malaria News Feeds - October 12, 2017 - 17:45

Drug-resistant malaria advances in Mekong
Science Magazine
Some malaria researchers say their worst fears are coming true. A malaria parasite resistant to resistant to a first-line artemisinin combination therapy has rapidly made its way in an arc from western Cambodia, through northeastern Thailand, to ...

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Climate change may accelerate infectious disease outbreaks, say researchers

Science Daily - Malaria - October 12, 2017 - 16:28
Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters on often vulnerable communities, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like Zika , malaria and dengue fever, according to a new study.
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Kruger visitors warned to guard against Malaria - Northglen News

Malaria News Feeds - October 12, 2017 - 15:32

Kruger visitors warned to guard against Malaria
Northglen News
THE Kruger National Park management has called on visitors coming to the Park to take the necessary precautionary measures against the Malaria disease. This is due to reported cases of Malaria in Mpumalanga Province recently, in particular Ehlanzeni ...

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Findings from new malaria database are 'wake-up call' - Wellcome Trust

Malaria News Feeds - October 12, 2017 - 15:21

Wellcome Trust

Findings from new malaria database are 'wake-up call'
Wellcome Trust
The study shows that sub-Saharan Africa has experienced a decline in malaria rates from 40% prevalence in children aged 2-10 years old between 1900 and 1929 to 24% in the same age group between 2010 and 2015. This trend has been interrupted by ...
Largest study yet of malaria in Africa shows historical rates of infectionMedical Xpress
Disagreements Over Severity Of Drug-Resistant Malaria In Southeast Asia Could Hamper Efforts To Eliminate Disease ...Kaiser Family Foundation
Tanzania: Malaria Parasites in Africa Decline 24%, New Study ShowsAllAfrica.com

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Disagreements Over Severity Of Drug-Resistant Malaria In Southeast Asia Could Hamper Efforts To Eliminate Disease ... - Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaria News Feeds - October 12, 2017 - 14:29

Disagreements Over Severity Of Drug-Resistant Malaria In Southeast Asia Could Hamper Efforts To Eliminate Disease ...
Kaiser Family Foundation
“In what scientists call a 'sinister development,' a malaria parasite resistant to a widely used drug combination is on the march in Southeast Asia. … The critics don't question the group's genetic studies of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium ...

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DDT Still Useful For Malaria, Other Insect-Borne Disease Control But In Short Supply - Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaria News Feeds - October 12, 2017 - 14:28

DDT Still Useful For Malaria, Other Insect-Borne Disease Control But In Short Supply
Kaiser Family Foundation
Roger Bate, visiting scholar at AEI, discusses findings from a recent study that shows DDT is still being used in some countries' malaria and leishmaniasis control programs. Bates writes, “DDT is still useful for poor nations suffering from insect ...

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