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Searching for a new way to halt malaria

A research team have identified a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying. It is hoped that this could become the basis of a new treatment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Malaria cases in U.S. at 40-year high

The number of malaria cases in the US has reached a 40-year high, with 1,925 cases reported in 2011 — the highest number since 1971.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Antimalarial drug warning due to side-effects

The U.S. FDA has issued a warning to patients and healthcare professionals about an antimalarial drug due to serious psychiatric and nerve side effects.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Anti-mosquito patch attracts $164,000 in crowd-sourced funding

The Kite Mosquito Patch is billed as a safe way to keep away mosquitoes for 48 hours, and its inventors recently achieved their Indiegogo fundraising goal of $75,000 by receiving more than $164,000.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

Mosquitoes in cooler climes are less likely to transmit disease

Mosquitoes which transmit diseases like West Nile fever and Chikungunya fever are less likely to infect people and are also more susceptible to insecticides if they are reared in cooler climates.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Successful project delivers malaria nets to Ghana

Accra - The Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment (ProMPT) Project has proposed a model for distributing over 12 million mosquito nets to prevent malaria in Ghana.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Malaria mosquitoes are attracted by human smells

Mosquitoes infected carrying the malaria parasite are more likely to land on and examine materials laced with human body odor than materials untainted by 'the human smell'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Super-sized gallinipper mosquitoes may swarm Florida this summer

Experts at the University of Florida have warned that a breed of huge mosquitoes are expected to invade areas of Florida in "large numbers" this summer. The mosquitoes which grow 20 times bigger than the common mosquitoes are "notoriously aggressive."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

France’s Sanofi Pasteur to release Dengue fever vaccine

Lyon - French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur announced this week that it would soon be bringing to the market a vaccine to counter Dengue fever, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes and which is estimated to threaten almost half the world’s population.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Mosquito apps are bummer buzz kill

If the 21 century has a universal meme then one of the more popular ones has to be "Hey, there's an app for that....." Well, hey, maybe there is and maybe there isn't, but when it comes to mosquito apps save your money because they do not work.
In the Media by Richard Mccallum
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