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Malaria, IgE, COVID-19, and Vaccines
By Miles Markus
An earlier MalariaWorld blog by Pierre Lutgen refers to the high overall Immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels that have been found in human populations in areas where malaria is endemic. Further to what is explained in his blog, but on a different subject...
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Treatment Delays Increase Chances of Developing Severe Malaria
Researchers examine the relationship between treatment delay and the development of severe malaria and targeting extra-chromosomal DNA belonging to the malaria parasite could help to prevent the development of antimalarial resistance.
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Global malaria news
Salt-based mosquito-control products are ineffective
ScienceDaily, 20 October 2020
A new study by a bevy of expert mosquito researchers offers an important warning to consumers: Products claiming to reduce mosquito populations with salt-water solutions are ineffective. In a series of lab tests using nine mosquito species, researchers found no evidence that adult mosquitoes are killed by salt ingested at concentrations used in several popular mosquito-control products...
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Scientists suggest that anti-malarial drugs could be repurposed to treat COVID-19
News-Medical.Net, 20 October 2020
An international group of researchers believe there is enough evidence that anti-malarial drugs could be repurposed to treat COVID-19 and that they should be assessed for efficacy in clinical trials. The review article, published online in Trends in Parasitology, outlines the evidence for the antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of certain anti-malarial drugs that could play a role in tackling COVID-19...
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New evidence to guide the practice of blood transfusions in children with severe malaria
Medical Xpress, 19 October 2020
Blood transfusions increase the survival of children admitted to the hospital with complications by severe malaria, and could be beneficial even at higher hemoglobin levels than those currently recommended. These are the main findings of a study led by ISGlobal, a center supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation, and published in The Lancet Haematology...
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