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Nov 29, 2017

Nov 29, 2017
Infant under malaria bednet

WHO malaria report warns funding gaps stymie progress

An estimated 5 million more cases were reported in 2016 than the year before.

Nov 21, 2017

Nov 21, 2017
Bonobo

New malaria parasite discovered in bonobos

The new parasite is closely related to Plasmodium falciparum, which causes malaria in humans.

Oct 03, 2017

Oct 03, 2017
Malaria parasite attaching to human blood cell

Researchers alter mosquitoes 2 ways to tackle malaria

Scientists manipulate mosquitoes' abilities to host the parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

Apr 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017
Anopheles mosquito emerging from water

Returning travelers cause sizable malaria burden in US

New study estimates about 2,100 travelers return with the disease each year and almost 1,500 need hospitalization.

Apr 05, 2017

Apr 05, 2017
Rapid diagnostic testing

Rapid malaria tests tied to increased antibiotic use

Meta-analysis shows a 21% higher antibiotic prescribing rate in patients who tested negative for malaria.

Mar 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017
Malaria sporozoites

Studies show single-dose potential for new malaria drug

Two studies suggest DSM265 is a medium-potency, slowly eliminated, well-tolerated antimalarial.

Feb 02, 2017

Feb 02, 2017
Kids with bed net

Malaria resistance: Cases in UK, mosquitoes in Africa

UK researchers report that a frontline drug combo failed in 4 patients.

Dec 21, 2016

Dec 21, 2016

Zika triggers call for more arbovirus research

In other developments, research teams describe viral levels in semen and thrombocytopenia as a complication.

Dec 13, 2016

Dec 13, 2016
Malaria bed net

WHO marks malaria progress but worries about flat funding

Achievements include more diagnostic testing in kids and prevention during pregnancy.

Nov 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016
Mosquito on bed net

Malarial benefits noted for long-acting drugs, treated nets

A capsule that unfolds into a star shape can deliver drugs for 2 weeks, a study shows.

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