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11 S Asian nations to discuss dengue, malaria, drug access

Crucial meeting of WHO South East Asia Region will happen in Delhi next week Intensifying action to eliminate malaria, addressing the increasing threat of dengue,...

Take steps to control dengue, malaria etc: Nadda to Kejriwal

Nadda letter to Kejriwal may not go down well with the Delhi administration Union health minister J P Nadda has written to Delhi chief minister...

It is officially dengue, malaria, chikungunya season

Monsoons are when these mosquito borne diseases have a field day; government figures show that the numbers are already rising It is that time of...

Bone marrow home of malaria bug, finds Harvard study

Plasmodium vivax, the malaria parasite resides in bone marrow while being undetectable in blood A Harvard study published in mBio, the journal of the American...

Model ICMR project in Odisha achieves 85% decline in malaria cases

Odisha has one of the largest numbers of malaria cases – in 2017 there were 297554 cases and 25 deaths A model project to strengthen malaria...

Chemical coated mosquito nets could drastically improve malaria situation: Lancet

India has one of the largest numbers of malaria cases - in 2017 there were 5,33,481 cases and 107 deathsThe good old mosquito net with...

NIH researchers reveal why iron aggravates malaria infection

Iron deficiency may in fact give some amount of protection against the mosquito borne infection Malaria parasites invade red blood cells, consume copious amounts of...

Common anti-parasite drug could have malaria control potential

The drug when given to humans can kill mosquitoes that bite them upto 28 days after treatment A drug commonly used to treat parasitic diseases...

Common dye is potent anti-malarial, also works to contain infection

Methylene blue is a common laboratory reagent with known disinfectant properties but this is the first time it has been used against malaria A common...

Drug resistance led to malaria resurgence in the 90s, eradication bill...

By Dr O P ChoudhuryA new global malaria report has sounded warning bells about possible massive under-reporting of malaria in India - to the...

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