Africa: Prioritise Window Screening to Control Malaria in Africa

[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Mosquito-proofed housing such as use of window screens to protect houses should be prioritised as a malaria control strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa to cut the spread of the disease, experts say.
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Date: Tuesday, 10 22, 2019; Speaker: Raymond John St. Leger, Professor, Entomology Departmetn, University of Maryland; 5625 Fishers Lane; 5th Floor Conference Room
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Date: Tuesday, 10 29, 2019; Speaker: Manoj Duraisingh, Professor, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; 5625 Fishers Lane; 5th Floor Conference Room
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by Angela Nalwoga, Emily L. Webb, Belinda Chihota, Wendell Miley, Bridgious Walusimbi, Jacent Nassuuna, Richard E. Sanya, Gyaviira Nkurunungi, Nazzarena Labo, Alison M. Elliott, Stephen Cose, Denise Whitby, Robert Newton We investigated the impact of helminths and malaria infection on Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV) seropositivity, using samples and data collected from a cluster-randomised trial of intensive versus standard anthelminthic treatment. The trial was carried out in 2012 to 2016 among f ishing communities on Lake Victoria islands in Uganda. Plasma samples from 2881 participants from two hou...
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ConclusionSeveral contextual factors encourage home births among women in the Krachi Nchumuru District, Ghana. There is, therefore, the need to increase health facilities and personnel to provide skilled delivery care and improve the transportation infrastructure in the district.
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A gene enabled the malaria parasite to infect both gorillas and humans for a limited time, explaining how the jump was made at a molecular level, researchers say.
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Discovery of mutation 50,000 years ago could help in the fight against malaria.
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ConclusionAccording to our results, Nested PCR method had higher sensitivity than LM and is suggested as a good approach for malaria detection. Consideration the wide diversity of tested isolates and the importance of vaccine development, which is affected by this diversity, further studies are needed in this regard.
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Scientists who resurrected a 50,000-year-old gene sequence have analyzed it to figure out how the world's deadliest malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans - giving insight into the origins of one of human history's biggest killers.
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Environmental destruction risks increasing the spread of deadly diseases including Ebola and malaria, with serious consequences for future public health
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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Kassala / El Fasher -The Sudanese Health Ministry announced a plan to contain the spread of vector-borne diseases in seven states in eastern and western Sudan. In North Darfur, 12 cases of acute haemorrhagic fever and more than 49,000 new cases of malaria were recorded during the past four weeks.
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