Rising to the challenge of malaria eradication
The World Health Organization (WHO) says accelerated research and development (R&D) in new tools for malaria prevention and treatment is key if the world is to eradicate malaria in the foreseeable future: today less than 1% of funding for health R&D investment goes to developing tools to tackle malaria.
Hydatid disease in sheep: What it is and how to prevent it
The Welsh government attempted to eradicate the disease by launching a voluntary control programme in the 1980s.
Malaria infection is associated with increased risk of heart failure
Malaria infection is linked with a 30% raised risk of heart failure, according to a small study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.
Sweden: Echinococcus infections may be locally acquired
The Public Health Agency of Sweden, or Folkhälsomyndigheten have reviewed some recent human Echinococcus multilocularis infection and conclude that some recent infections cannot be ruled out that they were infected in Sweden.
Knowledge of female genital schistosomiasis lacking in Ghana, study finds
Urogenital schistosomiasis (US), a chronic parasitic disease, is endemic in Ghana and policymakers have undertaken efforts to control it, largely through mass drug administration of praziquantel given to school-aged children. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have found that awareness of Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS), a specific gender manifestation of US, is lacking, which affects the ability to control this disease in girls and women.
Tea Infusions of Wormwood Plant Cured the Tropical Parasitic Infection Schistosomiasis Faster Than Commonly Used Drug in Large Clinical Trial
Malaria free status for Algeria and Argentina
he World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Argentina and Algeria malaria-free in a historic announcement for the two nations. The WHO statement says that over the last few years there has been a slow down in the global fight against malaria. Mauritius was certified in 1973 and now Algeria becomes the second nation in the African region to be declared free of malaria. Paraguay was declared free of malaria in June 2018 and Argentina comes a close second to Paraguay in South America.
Malaria Vaccines Market Perspective by Comprehensive Analysis Growth Prediction to 2024
The Global Malaria Vaccines Market is pegged to be valued at US$ 8.5 million in 2018 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 102.8% during the forecast period (2018-2024), as highlighted in a new report published by Worldwide Market Reports. Rise in demand for vaccines for important indications on the backdrop of increasing focus on biological preparations is expected to be a major factor driving growth of the global malaria vaccines market over the foreseeable future.
RNA interference in vivo in Schistosoma japonicum: Establishing and optimization of RNAi mediated suppression of gene expression by long dsRNA in the intra-mammalian life stages of worms
Enzyme activity of Schistosoma japonicum cercarial elastase SjCE-2b ascertained by in vitro refolded recombinant protein
Climate change and African trypanosomiasis vector populations in Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley: A mathematical modelling study
Immunomics analysis of Babesia microti protein markers by high-throughput screening assay.
Contribution of Plasmodium immunomics: potential impact for serological testing and surveillance of malaria
Whole-genome sequencing and analysis of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from China-Myanmar border area
Essential malaria parasite genes revealed
Researchers have exploited a quirk in the genetic make-up of the deadly malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, to create 38,000 mutant strains and then determine which of the organism’s genes are essential to its growth and survival. P. falciparum is responsible for about half of all malaria cases and 90 percent of all malaria deaths. New information about the parasite’s critical gene repertoire could help investigators prioritize targets for future antimalarial drug development.
Malaria: Mosquitoes reveal fatal attraction
Malaria causes the bodies of its human hosts to emit specific odours from the skin that make the hosts even more attractive to mosquitoes, which invites further bites and risks infection of more mosquitoes and wider transmission of the disease.
Helmintex Egg Isolation Method Highly Sensitive for Diagnosing Schistosomiasis
Compared with the Kato-Katz (KK) thick smear test and the point-of-care immunodiagnostic for detecting schistosome cathodic circulating antigen (POC-CCA) method, the Helmintex (HTX) egg isolation method is highly sensitive and should be used for diagnosing intestinal schistosomiasis, according to a study published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Low-cost anti-hookworm drug boosts female farmers’ physical fitness
Impoverished female farm workers infected with intestinal parasites known as hookworms saw significant improvements in physical fitness when they were treated with a low-cost deworming drug. The benefits were seen even in those with low level infections, according to a study co-authored by researchers at Yale and the nonprofit company InnovationsCZ.
Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production
Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost.
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