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Malaria-causing parasite manipulates liver cells to survive
(Duke University) Before invading the bloodstream, the malaria-causing Plasmodium parasite rapidly reproduces inside its host's liver cells. Duke University researchers show that liver-stage Plasmodium relies on a host protein called aquaporin-3 to survive and copy itself. Inhibiting the function of aquaporin-3 may provide a new way to keep Plasmodium from proliferating and prevent malaria before symptoms start. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The chestnut gall wasp -- The threat of an invasive species with clonal reproduction
(University of Extremadura) A molecular study carried out on the chestnut gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus, has revealed the absence of genetic variability in this invasive species, a chestnut-tree parasite, in Europe. This is due to the fact that the wasp's reproduction is strictly parthenogenetic, the females produce more females without having to be fertilized by a male. The high capacity of reproduction of the females, producing genetically identical daughters, give this insect a high invasive potential. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sparkling Pool Water May Hold Disease-Causing Parasites
How soon would you swim after having diarrhea? 17 percent said one hour, but you ’ re supposed to wait two weeks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Swimming Pools Water Hot Tubs Diarrhea Hazardous and Toxic Substances Bacteria Parasites Source Type: news

Research offers new insights into malaria parasite
(University of California - Riverside) A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside, scientist has found that various stages of the development of human malaria parasites, including stages involved in malaria transmission, are linked to epigenetic features and how chromatin -- the complex of DNA and proteins within the nucleus -- is organized and structured in these parasites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: How To Avoid Getting Sick From A Hotel Swimming Pool
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report showed the number of bacteria, parasite, and other infectious disease outbreaks that have occurred in hotel swimming pools, hot tubs, and other " treated recreational water. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns
Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water -- such as pools and hot tubs -- between 2000 and 2014, according to a new government report. During that 15-year period, a total of 493 outbreaks linked to treated recreational water were reported in 46 states and Puerto Rico, the report indicates. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hotel Pools and Hot Tubs Are Major Sources of Waterborne Illness Outbreaks, CDC Says
You may want to think twice before taking a dip on your next vacation, according to the results of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 and 2014, the CDC recorded 493 disease outbreaks related to treated recreational water, resulting in more than 27,000 illnesses and eight deaths. And in almost a third of those outbreaks, the infections could be traced back to hotel pools, hot tubs and spas, the CDC says. In hotels, pools were a major culprit, but 65 cases stemmed from hot tubs or spas. Of the outbreaks with a confirmed cause, the vast majority — 94% — were due t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

The Best —and Worst—Ways to Remove a Tick From Your Skin
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria
(Vanderbilt University) Bordenstein's team studied Nasonia parasitic wasps, which are about the size of a sesame seed, and they serve as one of the best models to dissect and characterize the evolution of insect genomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guest Blog: New Nematodes in WormBase
  This WS264 release of WormBase includes two new genome assemblies from both a free-living Caenorhabditis species (C. nigoni) and a whipworm parasite of mice (Trichuris muris). The C. nigoni genome was assembled from both long-read (Pacific Biosciences) and short-read (Illumina) data, and then further scaffolded by genome-wide alignment with its very close relative, C. briggsae. Despite the fact that C. nigoni and C. briggsae are closely enough related to produce partially fertile offspring, their lifestyles and genomes are quite different.  C. briggsae, like C. elegans, is primarily a self-fertilizing hermaphro...
Source: WormBase - May 16, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Michael Paulini Tags: news guest WS264 Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you treat elephantiasis?
Elephantiasis is a debilitating tropical disease that is spread by mosquito bites. There are many causes, including specific types of parasitic roundworms. It is treated with drugs, and prevention involves avoiding mosquitoes by using nets and insect repellent. Learn more about elephantiasis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tropical Diseases Source Type: news

Using proteomics to understand pathogens
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Recent studies in the journal Molecular& Cellular Proteomics have shed light on pathogenic mechanisms of the sexually-transmitted parasite Trichomonas vaginalis and the HIV-associated opportunistic lung fungus Aspergillus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Recent Asian origin of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian declines
Globalized infectious diseases are causing species declines worldwide, but their source often remains elusive. We used whole-genome sequencing to solve the spatiotemporal origins of the most devastating panzootic to date, caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a proximate driver of global amphibian declines. We traced the source of B. dendrobatidis to the Korean peninsula, where one lineage, BdASIA-1, exhibits the genetic hallmarks of an ancestral population that seeded the panzootic. We date the emergence of this pathogen to the early 20th century, coinciding with the global expansion of commercial trade in ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: OHanlon, S. J., Rieux, A., Farrer, R. A., Rosa, G. M., Waldman, B., Bataille, A., Kosch, T. A., Murray, K. A., Brankovics, B., Fumagalli, M., Martin, M. D., Wales, N., Alvarado-Rybak, M., Bates, K. A., Berger, L., Böll, S., Brookes, L., Clare, F., Tags: Epidemiology, Genetics r-articles Source Type: news

Investigation Reveals USDA Killing Kittens Used As Hosts In Parasite Research
The agency claims that adopting out the cats after they're no longer needed would create a biohazard. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brood parasitism in fish
(University of Konstanz) Biologists from Brno (Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz prove that 'evolutionary experience' as well as learning protects cichlid fish from the brood parasitism practiced by the African cuckoo catfish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nigeria:Don Develops Two Antimalarial Drugs in ABU
[Guardian] Prof Umar Katsayel of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has developed two antimalarial drugs that can compete with other relevant drugs in the treatment of material parasites. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaria parasite accumulates undetected in bone marrow
(American Society for Microbiology) A Plasmodium vivax infection is like an iceberg: It's dangerous, in part, because much of it hides out of view. A new study published this week in mBio shows how researchers are revealing more of this parasite's biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Migratory animals carry more parasites, says study
(University of Georgia) Every year, billions of animals migrate across the globe, carrying parasites with them and encountering parasites through their travels. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Georgia's Odum School of Ecology discovered that animals known to migrate long distances are infected by a greater number of parasite species than animals that do not migrate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Discovery of Malaria Parasite Survival Genes Offers New Targets Discovery of Malaria Parasite Survival Genes Offers New Targets
Scientists have identified the core genes that are essential for the deadliest malaria parasite to survive, revealing new targets for drugs or vaccines to fight the potentially deadly disease they cause in people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified the core genes that are essential for the deadliest malaria parasite to survive, revealing new targets for drugs or vaccines to fight the potentially deadly disease they cause in people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Essential malaria parasite genes revealed
NIAID-funded research could aid antimalarial drug development (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Essential malaria parasite genes revealed
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Researchers have exploited a quirk in the genetic make-up of the deadly 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. P. falciparum is responsible for about half of all malaria cases and 90 percent of all malaria deaths. New information about the parasite's critical gene repertoire could help investigators prioritize targets for future antimalarial drug development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers unravel genomic mystery of malaria's deadliest parasite
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Antimalarial drugs and vaccines are expected to be far more superior with the uncovering of Plasmodium falciparum's full genome, the parasite that makes malaria so deadly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Deadliest human malaria parasite reveals the genomic chinks in its armor
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) For the first time, scientists have revealed the essential genes for the most deadly human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of South Florida (USF) created new genomic techniques to analyse every gene in the parasite and determine which ones are indispensable. Published in Science, the core repertoire of genes identified will help researchers to identify and prioritise new drug targets to combat this deadly form of malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uncovering the essential genes of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum by saturation mutagenesis
Severe malaria is caused by the apicomplexan parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Despite decades of research, the distinct biology of these parasites has made it challenging to establish high-throughput genetic approaches to identify and prioritize therapeutic targets. Using transposon mutagenesis of P. falciparum in an approach that exploited its AT-rich genome, we generated more than 38,000 mutants, saturating the genome and defining mutability and fitness costs for over 87% of genes. Of 5399 genes, our study defined 2680 genes as essential for optimal growth of asexual blood stages in vitro. These essential genes are associ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, M., Wang, C., Otto, T. D., Oberstaller, J., Liao, X., Adapa, S. R., Udenze, K., Bronner, I. F., Casandra, D., Mayho, M., Brown, J., Li, S., Swanson, J., Rayner, J. C., Jiang, R. H. Y., Adams, J. H. Tags: Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Malaria Parasite Is Infecting, Killing U.S. Baby Deer
Parasites that cause malaria in animals -- but not humans -- are commonly found in deer living in North America, new research shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria Parasite Is Infecting, Killing U.S. Baby Deer
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Parasites that cause malaria in animals -- but not humans -- are commonly found in deer living in North America, new research shows. Many animals are able to clear these infections, but researchers found that infected baby... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tripled in the U.S.
The warmer weather of spring and summer means the start of tick and mosquito season and the diseases they transmit, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile and Zika. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in […]Related:Liquid nicotine for e-cigs looks like kids’ juice boxes and candy, government saysShe modeled in New York and worked for the Navy. At 93, parasites ate her alive at a nursing home.A rare eye cancer showed up in three friends. Doctors want to know if the cases are c...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Eaten alive" by scabies? No, but here's what can happen
Reports of a woman's death spark concern about scabies, a disease caused by parasitic mites (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She modeled in New York and worked for the Navy. At 93, parasites ate her alive at a nursing home.
Pictures of Rebecca Zeni during her younger years showed her with flawless skin, well-defined eyebrows and long, thick lashes. Her hair, parted in the middle, was neatly tied with a bow behind her ear. Her beauty could capture a room, her daughter said, but she was more than just a beautiful face. She was a modern-day […]Related:A rare eye cancer showed up in three friends. Doctors want to know if the cases are connected.CDC director asks that his $375,000 salary be cut after questions raisedA scientist just turned 104. His birthday wish is to die. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The macabre world of mind-controlling parasites
(Frontiers) Many parasites can control the behavior of their hosts -- sometimes in very gruesome ways. A new article published today describes some of the sophisticated interactions between a variety of parasites and their hosts, and highlights how the new field of neuro-parasitology could provide insights into the neurological basis for behavior and decision-making. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Applying Silicon Valley Smarts to Age-Old Diseases Applying Silicon Valley Smarts to Age-Old Diseases
Customized iPhones are just one example of devices that can be used to combat health threats in developing countries. They are helping scientists in California and Cameroon attack the parasite that causes river blindness, an African scourge.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Malaria-carrying parasites spread more when they can jump into multiple birds -- study
(Drexel University) A study out of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found that blood parasites that cause malaria spread more widely if they can use many different kinds of birds as hosts. But even those 'generalist' parasites are limited. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can You Avoid Foodborne Illness?
Any food can be infected with more than 250 foodborne diseases. Bacteria, parasites, viruses, chemicals, and toxins can contaminate food. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 27, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From DuPuy Synthes’s spinal implant launch to Lumendi’s FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. DePuy Synthes launches spinal implants DePuy Synthes announced in an April 26 press release that it has launched its Proti 360º integrated titanium family of interbody devices that are designed to be used with patients who have degenerative disc disease in their neck and back. The Proti 360º is designed to maximize the potential for bone growth while offering the benefits of PEEK and titanium. Titanium create...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Implants Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Weight loss Abbott Apollo Endosurgery cerusendovascular depuysynthes Lumendi MedTech Pavmed reshapelifesciences sanqu Source Type: news

Africa:Worry Over New Malaria Surge From Blood Stocks
[East African] Some areas of sub-Saharan Africa are reporting that nearly one in four blood bank supplies contain the parasites that cause malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DNA Analysis Of Ancient Excrement Reveals The Diets Of Centuries Past
Researchers are exhuming ancient dung from toilets of yore to reconstruct snapshots of food and lifestyle in bygone centuries. The parasites that show up in privies reveal a lot about what people ate.(Image credit: The Pierpont Morgan Library) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angus Chen Source Type: news

How to Wipe Out Malaria for Good
Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years. Caused by a tiny parasite transported from person to person by a certain kind of mosquito, the disease poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population. The WHO attempted to eradicate malaria in the 1960s and while it succeeded in ridding many countries of the disease, it fell short of the goal due to growing drug resistance and by failing to focus enough attention on Africa. Every year on World Malaria Day, April 25, the malaria community celebrates progress made to date and focuses on the challenges ahead. This year is especially exciting as just this past Fri...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin M. Stuckey Tags: Uncategorized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria World Malaria Day Source Type: news

An effective vaccine for the deadliest malaria
EU-funded researchers are using the latest vaccine technologies and antigen discovery tools to develop a multi-stage, multi-antigen vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite responsible for the deadliest form of malaria. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 25, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Fresh search for a vaccine against malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax
Hundreds of millions of people each year are infected with Plasmodium vivax, the most widespread form of malaria worldwide. An EU-funded project is tackling the mosquito-borne parasite, leading cutting-edge research efforts to accelerate the development of effective vaccines. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 25, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

World Malaria Day 2018: We are ready to beat malaria
25 April 2018, Cairo On World Malaria Day 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are calling on all concerned parties to be ready to end malaria a disease which can be fatal and which affects millions of people, claiming many lives annually.  This year’s World Malaria Day coincides with activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of WHO. Over the last 7 decades, WHO has been providing support to countries to fight malaria. “Ready to beat malaria” is the theme of this year’s day. The theme underscores the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 24, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Why freeloader baby-eating ants are welcomed to the colony
(Ohio State University) It might seem surprising that a colony of ants would tolerate the type of guests that gobble both their grub and their babies. But new research shows there's likely a useful tradeoff to calmly accepting these parasite ants into the fold: They have weaponry that's effective against their host ants and a more menacing intruder ant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

City College-bred fruit flies, parasites, in space odyssey
(City College of New York) Hurtling around Earth, at 17,500 mph some 248 miles in space, is a small swarm of City College of New York-bred fruit flies and their parasitic wasps. The insects, from biologist Shubha Govind's lab, are part of an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) whose outcome could be beneficial to astronauts on exploration missions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Research on sex in malaria parasites granted prestigious EU grant
(Umea University) ERC Advanced Grants -- the European Union's most prestigious research funding program -- is granting Professor Oliver Billker€2.5 million for a period of five years for research on the sexual biology of malaria parasites. Molecular biologist Oliver Billker is a new top recruit to Ume å University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Sushi Healthy? Here ’s Everything You Need to Know
Americans eat sushi in venues as varied as high-end restaurants and prepared foods sections of grocery stores — and many believe it’s a nutritious choice. But is sushi healthy? “Sushi has this halo of being healthy,” says Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic. After all, traditional sushi has all the makings of a health food: it’s stuffed with fresh fish, wrapped in thin sheets of seaweed and presented in neat little rolls. But experts warn not to expect your weekly spicy tuna order to slim your waistline. One of the biggest...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Unique protein is a vulnerability in the malaria parasite
(Radboud University Medical Center) The malaria parasite is highly dependent on a unique protein for infecting new mosquitoes. This protein could be a target for the development of new drugs. It was discovered recently by researchers from Radboud university medical center and colleagues from the Humboldt University of Berlin. The results were published in Cell Reports on April 18. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low-cost anti-hookworm drug boosts female farmers' physical fitness
(Yale University) Impoverished female farm workers infected with intestinal parasites known as hookworms saw significant improvements in physical fitness when they were treated with a low-cost deworming drug. The benefits were seen even in those with low level infections, according to a study co-authored by researchers at Yale and the nonprofit company InnovationsCZ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The new tech revolutionizing the global fight against ancient diseases
On the second floor of an infectious-disease research facility in this African capital, Dr. Joseph Kamgno, the country's leading expert on parasitic roundworms, stood at his desk staring down at the black hard-shelled case that had just arrived from a bioengineering lab at the University of California-Berkeley. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urgent need for new malaria treatments
The parasite is evolving resistance to the most effective drugs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Malaria parasites present in 25% of donor blood in Africa
Almost one in four blood bank supplies in certain regions of Africa may have malaria parasites in them, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news