Mosquito nets infused with two pesticides work much better against malaria than those with only one, reducing prevalence in children by 44 percent.
Researchers have exploited a quirk in the genetic make-up of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, to create 38,000 mutant strains and then determine which of the organism’s genes are essential to its growth and survival.
The flow of seasonal migrant workers once made Richard Toll a malaria hot spot in Senegal, but a partnership between government and a private company has had remarkable results fighting the disease.
Between January 2016 and April 2018, six sporadic hospital transmissions of malaria were identified in the European Union.
An experimental program that gave drugs to 365,000 people in malarial hotspots in Myanmar has succeeded in substantially reducing and even sometimes clearing malaria completely from villages.
The global malaria mortality rate fell by 60 percent between 2000 and 2015; however, challenges such as drug and insecticide resistance threaten to reverse the progress made.
Malaria is spreading rapidly in crisis-hit Venezuela, with more than an estimated 406,000 cases in 2017.
Searching for potential malaria drug targets, researchers investigated the Plasmodium genetic blueprint.
Several people in Malaysia have become infected with a species of monkey malaria parasite that, until recently, had been recorded in just one person outside of the lab.
Scientists want to conduct a mass inoculation in a Cambodian region where new malaria vaccines always seem to stop being effective.