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Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as South Asia's worst floods in a decade recede - Reuters

Malaria News Feeds - September 6, 2017 - 08:42

Reuters

Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as South Asia's worst floods in a decade recede
Reuters
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Thousands of people are suffering from an outbreak of diarrhea, malaria and dengue in Bangladesh and Nepal as the waters from the worst floods in a decade recede, officials and aid agencies said on Wednesday. More than 1,400 ...

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Malaria rapid diagnostics fuel overuse of antibiotics - Study - GhanaWeb

Malaria News Feeds - September 6, 2017 - 08:01

GhanaWeb

Malaria rapid diagnostics fuel overuse of antibiotics - Study
GhanaWeb
A WHO policy change in 2010, requiring that malaria cases should be confirmed before treatment, has increased the use of mRDTs on a large scale, according to the team of researchers from countries including Ghana, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Sweden, ...
Malaria rapid diagnostics fuel overuse of antibiotics - MyJoyOnline ...Myjoyonline.com

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Malaria cases increase in Mpumalanga - Mpumalanga News

Malaria News Feeds - September 6, 2017 - 06:03

Malaria cases increase in Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga News
The Department of Health through its surveillance and malaria connect system has observed an increase of malaria cases during the last two weeks of August in the Ehlanzeni district. The previous year was noted with severe drought which is probably the ...

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Malaria, fungal, respiratory, urinary tract infections hit Makurdi flood victims' camp - Vanguard

Malaria News Feeds - September 6, 2017 - 03:11

Vanguard

Malaria, fungal, respiratory, urinary tract infections hit Makurdi flood victims' camp
Vanguard
He said: “From what we have seen so far, malaria fever, fungi infections abound in the camp. I have also seen lots of them come down with post-traumatic stress disorders common among the parents, which is coming from anxiety and fear. “There are lots ...

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Malaria rapid diagnostics fuel overuse of antibiotics - Myjoyonline.com

Malaria News Feeds - September 6, 2017 - 01:36

Myjoyonline.com

Malaria rapid diagnostics fuel overuse of antibiotics
Myjoyonline.com
A study has found that Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) introduced to improve the use of antimalarials may have unintended negative consequences, such as overuse of antibiotics. A WHO policy change in 2010, requiring that malaria cases should be ...

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Tanzania to distribute 28 mln insecticide-treated nets in malaria fight - Xinhua

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 21:55

Tanzania to distribute 28 mln insecticide-treated nets in malaria fight
Xinhua
ARUSHA, Tanzania, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania will soon distribute 28 million free insecticide-treated nets worth nearly 28 million U.S. dollars to heighten the fight against malaria, an official said Tuesday. Sixbert Mkude, head of Malaria Diagnoses ...

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New strategy for vaccinating pregnant mothers against malaria holds promise for protecting infants - EurekAlert (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 21:24

New strategy for vaccinating pregnant mothers against malaria holds promise for protecting infants
EurekAlert (press release)
Washington, DC - September 5, 2017 - A mother and infant in Malawi have the same repertoire of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite. That suggests that boosting the mother's immune response to malaria, as via vaccination, will ...

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New strategy for vaccinating pregnant mothers against malaria holds promise for protecting infants - Medical Xpress

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 20:40

New strategy for vaccinating pregnant mothers against malaria holds promise for protecting infants
Medical Xpress
A mother and infant in Malawi have the same repertoire of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite. That suggests that boosting the mother's immune response to malaria, as via vaccination, will result in better protection for the infant.

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New strategy for vaccinating pregnant mothers against malaria holds promise for protecting infants - EurekAlert (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 20:20

New strategy for vaccinating pregnant mothers against malaria holds promise for protecting infants
EurekAlert (press release)
Washington, DC - September 5, 2017 - A mother and infant in Malawi have the same repertoire of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite. That suggests that boosting the mother's immune response to malaria, as via vaccination, will ...

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Malaria rapid diagnostics fuel overuse of antibiotics - Ghana News Agency

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 19:33

Ghana News Agency

Malaria rapid diagnostics fuel overuse of antibiotics
Ghana News Agency
Nairobi, Kenya, Sept 5, GNA - A study has found that Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) introduced to improve the use of antimalarials may have unintended negative consequences, such as overuse of antibiotics. A WHO policy change in 2010, requiring ...

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In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy - NPR

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 17:32

NPR

In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy
NPR
The girl was taken to the hospital Saturday in her Alpine hometown of Trento after she developed a high fever, according to the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera. Lab tests confirmed she was infected with cerebral malaria, the deadliest kind. The ...
Malaria May Be Back in Italy After Decades Amid 'Very Hot Summer'NBCNews.com
Italy orders investigation after child dies of malariaABC News
Rare malaria death of girl in northern Italy puzzles doctorsBBC News
Fox News -Reuters
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Italy orders investigation after child dies of malaria - ABC News

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 15:38

BBC News

Italy orders investigation after child dies of malaria
ABC News
Italy's health ministry has ordered an investigation into the death of a 4-year-old girl from malaria after checks determined she hadn't traveled to any country at risk for the disease. The child died Monday at the Brescia public hospital after being ...
Rare malaria death of girl in northern Italy puzzles doctorsBBC News
Malaria May Be Back in Italy After Decades Amid 'Very Hot Summer'NBCNews.com
Italy investigates malaria death of child who had not been abroadReuters
The Local Italy
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This gut worm is more common than malaria—and it's a deadly, ticking time bomb - Ars Technica

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 15:04

Ars Technica

This gut worm is more common than malaria—and it's a deadly, ticking time bomb
Ars Technica
Infecting an estimated 370 million people, the tiny worm surpasses the worldwide reach of malaria each year. And in the right conditions, it can abruptly turn deadly, Australian health experts note in a commentary this week on The Conversation. Though ...

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Malaria May Be Back in Italy After Decades Amid 'Very Hot Summer' - NBCNews.com

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 14:13

NBCNews.com

Malaria May Be Back in Italy After Decades Amid 'Very Hot Summer'
NBCNews.com
ROME — Malaria killed a 4-year-old girl in Italy, raising fears that the mosquito-borne disease has returned to the country after decades. Sonia Zago developed a high fever after returning home from a vacation in Bibione, a seaside town on the ...
Italy orders investigation after child dies of malariaABC News
Rare malaria death of girl in northern Italy puzzles doctorsBBC News
Girl dies of malaria in Italian region free of disease for decadesFox News
Reuters
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Suda chair Mike Stewart's search for oral malaria treatment - The Australian

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 14:05

Suda chair Mike Stewart's search for oral malaria treatment
The Australian
Stewart, who has been chairman of Australian-listed Suda since 2014 but has been involved with the company since 2009, says it is passion that is driving him, as he battles a “frustrating” process to deliver a malaria treatment that he says will save ...

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Botswana: Malaria Kills 11 in 2016/17 Season - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 14:03

Botswana: Malaria Kills 11 in 2016/17 Season
AllAfrica.com
Gaborone — Following sporadic malaria outbreaks across the country, 11 deaths occurred from 1 646 malaria cases reported during the 2016/17 malaria transmission period with Okavango District contributing 59.6 per cent of the reported cases countrywide.

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Rare malaria death of girl in northern Italy puzzles doctors - BBC News

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 10:33

BBC News

Rare malaria death of girl in northern Italy puzzles doctors
BBC News
A four-year-old Italian girl has died of cerebral malaria in northern Italy, a region free of the disease, in what doctors see as a very mysterious case. Sofia Zago died in Brescia on Sunday night, after being rushed to hospital with a high fever on ...
Doctors in Italy baffled after malaria kills four-year old girlNew Vision
Four-year-old girl dies of malaria in northern ItalyThe Local Italy

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Four-year-old girl dies of malaria in northern Italy - The Local Italy

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 09:10

The Local Italy

Four-year-old girl dies of malaria in northern Italy
The Local Italy
In December, the Health Ministry shared figures showing that over 3,500 cases of malaria had been reported in the previous five years, though in all but seven instances, the disease was imported rather than indigenous, meaning Italians who travelled to ...

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Mash Central tops malaria cases - Chronicle

Malaria News Feeds - September 5, 2017 - 00:42

Chronicle

Mash Central tops malaria cases
Chronicle
“The provinces which reported the highest number of malaria cases are Mashonaland Central (690) and Mashonaland East (551),” the ministry said. Five people died of malaria during the same period. The deaths were reported in Chipinge (one) and Buhera ...

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Mash Central tops on malaria cases - The Herald

Malaria News Feeds - September 4, 2017 - 23:00

Mash Central tops on malaria cases
The Herald
Mashonaland Central Province is topping on malaria cases, recording 690 out of 2 035 recorded countrywide, a weekly diseases update by the Ministry of Health and Child Care has confirmed. The update is for the week ending August 20. “The provinces ...

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