Zambia Aims to Eradicate Malaria by 2021 - Health Minister Zambia Aims to Eradicate Malaria by 2021 - Health Minister

Zambia aims to eradicate malaria, the country's biggest killer, within three years after deaths from the disease halved last year from 2014, the health minister said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information
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AbstractDiagnosing a patient with Zika infection is not always straightforward. Here, we aim to describe our data collected from December 2015 to December 2017 and discuss the implemented algorithm and diagnostic challenges we encountered. At the National Reference Center for Arboviruses at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (ITM), a commercial Zika virus (ZIKV) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) detecting immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgG, a commercial ZIKV immunofluorescence assay (IFA) detecting IgM, and an in-house Zika virus neutralization test (VNT) were implemented. For molecular detection of ZI...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A mosquito-killing drug tested in Burkina Faso reduced malaria cases by a fifth among children and could be an important new tool in the global fight against the disease, researchers said.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
The malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum is an auxotroph for purines, which are required for nucleic acid synthesis during the intra-erythrocytic developmental cycle (IDC) of the parasite. The capabilities of ...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Large-scale surveillance of mosquito populations is crucial to assess the intensity of vector-borne disease transmission and the impact of control interventions. However, there is a lack of accurate, cost-effe...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Methodology Source Type: research
Outdoor, early-biting, zoophagic behaviours by Anopheles farauti (s.s.) can compromise the effectiveness of bed nets for malaria control. In the Western Pacific region, pigs and dogs represent significant alterna...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium spp. infection, remains a major global cause of morbidity and mortality. Host protection from malaria relies on immune-driven resistance mechanisms that kill Plasmodium. However, these mechanisms are not sufficient per se to avoid the development of severe forms of disease. This is accomplished instead...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Biological Sciences Source Type: research
Abstract The accurate, rapid, and cost-effective diagnosis of malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in low-resource settings may benefit by significant technological advances in handheld and mobile phone microscopy. We systematically review the available literature in this field and discuss the future directions in which these technologies may be applied. English-language studies from the PubMed, Embase, and Web of Sciences were searched through April 2018 for observational and interventional studies reporting diagnostic characteristics of handheld and mobile phone microscopy devices as compared to field-...
Source: Advances in Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Adv Parasitol Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Repeated mass administration of ivermectin alongside other antimalarials reduced the incidence of malaria in children
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Research suggests that childhood malaria could be reduced 20% if an entire village population were given the mosquito-killing drug ivermectin every three weeks.
Source: Yale Science and Health News - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Researchers say the study shows need for regional collaborations to tackle complex public health issues.
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
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