Tag archive for ‘Plasmodium falciparum’
By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

New insight on malaria parasite transmission could inform future drug development

A clinical trial involving an established model for studying malaria has yielded new insight on parasite transmission and could assist in future elimination efforts. Plasmodium falciparum ring forms/CDC The study, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Malaria ‘superbugs’ threaten global malaria control

A lineage of multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria superbugs has widely spread and is now established in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, causing high treatment failure rates for the main falciparum malaria More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 25th, 2014

NIH officials release statement on World Malaria Day

On World Malaria Day, it is encouraging to note that enhanced global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000. However, the mosquito-borne disease continues to More...

By Robert On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Ireland report rise in malaria cases, half from travelers to Nigeria

The  Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in Ireland has reported 71 malaria cases (all imported) in 2013, up from 65 cases (9%) from the year before. Image-CDC/ James Gathany The category of traveler More...

By Robert On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Malaria vaccine, PfSPZ, to be available by 2019: Sanaria CEO

A malaria vaccine developed by Rockville, MD company, Sanaria Inc, will debut in 2019, according to a report in the Malaysian news source, Bernama today. Plasmodium falciparum ring forms/CDC The report say that More...

By Robert On Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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 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 On Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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 On Friday, September 27th, 2013

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 On Saturday, July 24th, 2010

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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