Conventional wisdom has held that mosquitoes have a limited range: However researchers have found in the Sahel, the semidesert region just south of the Sahara Desert, malaria-bearing mosquitoes are borne on winds that allow them to travel hundreds of kilometers.
The conference is organized around three themes: defeating resistance (both to drugs and to insecticides), leveraging data science to better understand disease transmission and innovation in vector control strategies. This program will assess the current threats and gaps in our malaria armamentarium to enable malaria elimination and discuss the emerging innovative approaches for antimalarial drug discovery and development.
Dutch and US researchers have re-engineered non-druggable compounds that block the transmission and metabolism of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
Fifty years after a failed attempt to eradicate malaria, the global malaria community is once again seriously considering eradication.
Burundi is currently facing a malaria crisis that has killed nearly the same amount of people as the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Malaria resistance has been found to have spread rapidly from Cambodia to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. Using genomic surveillance, researchers detected descendants of one multi-drug resistant malaria strain replacing local parasite populations in multiple countries.
A new study suggests that cutting the duration of a course in therapy to 7 days instead of 14 days and to increasing the dosage in that time period will improve patient participation to full term in anti-relapse therapy for malaria.
A new study describes the application of effective mosquito surveillance using low-cost traps and a tool that tests each mosquito’s species, feeding material, and the presence of malaria parasites. The study also provides new information that may improve understanding of how malaria is transmitted and consequently could be controlled, including that the female Anopheles mosquitoes (the ones that transmit malaria) diets are more varied than previously assumed.
The malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 is sustaining some efficacy up to seven years after vaccination, according to this study, which could potentially result in significant benefits to public health.
Researchers found that the Plasmodiumparasites responsible for malaria rely on human liver cell protein for their development into an infectious form.