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By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Enzyme may be the key to combating malaria: Study

An international team of scientists, including researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), has identified a key metabolic enzyme that common malaria parasites require for survival at each stage of More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Greece reports 20 malaria cases in 2013

The number of laboratory confirmed malaria cases reported in Greece stands at 20 so far in 2013, according to data from The Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO). Image-CDC/ James Gathany KEELPO More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Malaria in the United States: Highest number of cases in four decades

Malaria in the United States has seen its highest numbers in decades as reported in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image-CDC/ More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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New radio show, ‘Outbreak News This Week’ to premiere Saturday on the Tan Talk Network

The Global Dispatch is proud to announce its next media venture- a new, niche radio program geared toward news and information about infectious diseases. The show, Outbreak News This Week will feature the latest More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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DOD policy on malaria drug, mefloquine, consistant with FDA

Back on July 29, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated it’s warning about the antimalarial drug, mefloquine, concerning the serious side effects encountered from some using the drug– the neurologic More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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What is malaria?

Human malaria is considered a tropical disease, but some cases happen outside the tropics. Most cases are found in Southeast Asia, China, India, and Africa, parts of the Middle East, Mexico, Central and South America. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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UNICEF: Deaths in children under five cut in half, 45% linked to undernutrition

The number of deaths in children under-five years of age has dropped nearly in half, according to new data released by multiple United Nations agencies Friday. In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children worldwide More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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River blindness, Guinea worm disease and more: The work and accomplishments of the Carter Center

The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 10th, 2013
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Measuring a malaria protein, HRP2 can predict likelihood of cerebral malaria: Study

A simple blood test could tell physicians whether a child with malaria will progress to the life-threatening form of the parasitic disease, cerebral malaria, according to a study by Michigan State University and More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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Singapore scientists develop biochip, VereTrop, which can detect 13 tropical diseases from a single drop of blood

Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Veredus Laboratories, a leading supplier of innovative molecular diagnostic tools, announced the release of the “lab-on-chip” More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
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World Malaria Day 2013: ‘Invest in the future. Defeat malaria.’

Tomorrow, April 25, is World Malaria Day. This year’s theme is “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria.” Every April 25th since 2007, this day is commemorated as it recognizes  global efforts More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 15th, 2013
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Australian researchers kill the malaria parasite with ‘salt overload’

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) believe they’ve come across a way to kill the malaria parasite, a scourge on the planet that kills more than one million people every year. Malaria More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 25th, 2013
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Zimbabwe records over 10,000 malaria cases so far in 2013

Image/CIA With the peak malaria season in the African nation starting in February, Zimbabwe has already reported more than 10,000 cases of the mosquito borne parasitic disease, malaria, according to a Bernama report More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 20th, 2013
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Malaria and Typhoid are the top disease threats for travelers to tropical destinations

A study published recently in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene says that malaria and typhoid fever are the top diseasesseen in the returning Western traveler, particularly from the areas More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 12th, 2013
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Jamaica health officials say there is not a ‘Malaria Alert’

Malaria image/CDC Despite the fact that an imported case of malaria was reported Friday, Jamaican Health officials said emphatically that “Jamaica is not in a Malaria outbreak and therefore not on alert More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 28th, 2012
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Cambodia reports 35 percent decrease in malaria in 2012

Image-CDC/ James Gathany Even though the Asian country recorded more than 63,000 cases of malaria during the first 11 months of 2012, this represents a 35 percent decrease from the same time period last year, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 8th, 2012
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Greece reports 11 additional cases of vivax malaria

Greece has seen a resurgence of malaria since 2011, after the south European country was declared malaria-free about four decades ago. Image-CDC/ James Gathany According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 24th, 2010
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Increases in babesiosis seen in New York according to DOH

A relatively rare tick borne parasitic infection is being reported with increased frequency in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley according to the New York State Department of Health and infectious disease physicians More...


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