- New research suggests the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine may prevent Zika in mothers from passing to her fetus.
- New research finds a mom's education can influence the likelihood of her children developing malaria.
- Your blood type does a lot to defend your body against deadly diseases.
- A new study finds that the odor of chickens may repel certain mosquitoes known to cause malaria, possibly signaling the development of new tools against the mosquito-borne disease.
- Two former students from Burkina Faso have designed a mosquito-repellent soap, which they hope could be a simple and affordable solution in the fight to end malaria, but more funds are needed to test the idea, according to the startup behind it.
- A recent study claims that one malaria vaccine candidate resulted in up to a year of protection during recent trials.
- Deaths from malaria in Angola this year look set to outstrip 2015 as a health crisis that includes one of the country's worst yellow fever outbreaks in decades spreads, the World Health Organisation said.
- Many of the useful plant-based substances belong to a family of nitrogen-containing compounds called alkaloids.
- A new study on DEET alternative bug repellents has found that Victoria's Secret perfume is highly effective at keeping mosquitoes at bay.
- The world's first malaria vaccine is promising but should be used on a pilot basis before any wide-scale use, given its limited efficacy, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Friday.
- The world's first malaria vaccine is promising but should be used on a pilot basis before any wide-scale use, given its limited efficacy, World Health Organization experts said on Friday.
- Rates of death from malaria have plunged by 60 percent in the past 15 years, meaning more than 6 million lives have been saved.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by eukaryotic protists of the genus Plasmodium. The disease results from the multiplication of Plasmodium parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that typically include fever and headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Americas.