Tag archive for ‘malaria’
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 Guest Author On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

How to Deal with the World’s Most Dangerous Animal

What’s the world’s most dangerous animal? Is it a lion, a shark or a venomous snake? This article reveals what the animal is and how to deal with it! If you had to guess what the deadliest living creature More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Florida reports 10 imported chikungunya cases in 2014

The number of mosquito borne infectious agents spans a plethora of viruses (dengue , chikungunya, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine encephalitis virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus  and parasites (malaria and filariasis). More...

By Guest Author On Friday, May 9th, 2014

Crowdfunding To Combat Malaria

A recent crowdfunding campaign, launched on May 06, 2014, has already received national attention for it’s lofty but entirely feasible goal: eliminate the scourge of malaria by raising $250,000 to develop a robot 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 Herriman 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 The Dispatch On Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Scottish researcher discovers how Plasmodium allows human to human transmission

The breakthrough achieved by the University of Glasgow/Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute team has been to identify the way the parasite flicks the switch that allows transmission to take place. Plasmodium falciparum More...

By Robert Herriman 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 Herriman On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Cases of the ‘Monkey malaria’, Plasmodium knowlesi, up in Malaysia

Health officials in Malaysia are showing concern over the increases in cases of the “Monkey malaria”, Plasmodium knowlesi in humans in recent years, according to a Sun Daily report today. Universiti More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Nigeria distributes new national guidelines for co-implementation of interventions to eliminate malaria and lymphatic filariasis

PRESS RELEASE The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health is distributing new national guidelines for co-implementation of interventions to eliminate malaria and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). This combined nationwide More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 20th, 2014

Cambodia reports dramatic drops in malaria, dengue fever cases in 2013

Cambodia Health Ministry officials reported some very promising news concerning the decrease of two major mosquito borne infections in the Kingdom, according to two separate reports since Sunday. Image/CIA Cases More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 23rd, 2013

South Africa: ANC Parliament member, Crosby Moni, succumbs to malaria

African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) and former deputy president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM),  Crosby Moni died Sunday after contracting malaria after a recent visit to Mozambique. What More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 16th, 2013

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University scientists discover way to block malaria parasite from invading RBC

Scientists from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have discovered a key process during the invasion of the blood cell by the Malaria parasite, and more importantly, found a way to block this invasion. Malaria More...

By Robert Herriman 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 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

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

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

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

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...

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