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Sri Lanka celebrates two years without malaria - Medical Xpress

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Sri Lanka celebrates two years without malaria
Medical Xpress
Sri Lanka has not reported a local case of malaria since October 2012, according to the Sri Lankan Anti-Malarial Campaign. If it can remain malaria-free for one more year, the country will be eligible to apply to the World Health Organization for ...

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Data and mobile - Devex

Malaria News Feeds - 4 hours 10 min ago

Data and mobile
Devex
Of all the tools in the malaria fight (including the obvious ones such as nets, testing, treatment and spraying) mobile phones may be the ones that tip the balance toward ending this disease. That's why at Malaria No More we've been bold in proclaiming ...

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Real time maps could predict and prevent the spread of malaria - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - 8 hours 52 min ago

The Guardian

Real time maps could predict and prevent the spread of malaria
The Guardian
Latest estimates show that malaria currently affects more than 200 million people around the world, with the majority in developing countries. This new open platform tool could allow NGO workers to record data of malaria cases and see whether their ...

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Nigeria Mobile Software Solution on Malaria, Wins WSA Award - THISDAY Live

Malaria News Feeds - 11 hours 40 min ago

Nigeria Mobile Software Solution on Malaria, Wins WSA Award
THISDAY Live
The Mobile Software Solution called the Malaria Destroyer Game (MDG), a leading African Mobile Games Company, was in March this year selected as the Best Mobile App. Game of the year by “All amber" the brand platform for Mobile West Africa ...

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Drones Are Tracking Malaria-Carrying Monkeys - TakePart

Malaria News Feeds - 14 hours 35 min ago

TakePart

Drones Are Tracking Malaria-Carrying Monkeys
TakePart
On the Indonesian island of Borneo, one-pound aerial drones are hard at work mapping the potential for malaria to jump from macaque monkeys to humans. Rates of malaria carried by mosquitoes that typically bite monkeys have been rising—leading ...
How Drones Are Fighting Infectious DiseaseLive Science

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Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge - NPR (blog)

Malaria News Feeds - October 22, 2014 - 20:44

NPR (blog)

Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge
NPR (blog)
Aerial drones are targeting a new enemy: malaria. Four hundred feet above a Malaysian forest, a three-foot eBee drone hovers and takes pictures with a 16-megapixel camera every 10 to 20 seconds. But it's not gathering images of the mosquitoes that ...

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Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge - NPR (blog)

Malaria News Feeds - October 22, 2014 - 20:44

NPR (blog)

Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge
NPR (blog)
Aerial drones are targeting a new enemy: malaria. Four hundred feet above a Malaysian forest, a three-foot eBee drone hovers and takes pictures with a 16-megapixel camera every 10 to 20 seconds. But it's not gathering images of the mosquitoes that ...
Drones help show how environmental changes affect the spread of infectious ...Medical Xpress

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Civic body to intensify drive against malaria, dengue - Times of India

Malaria News Feeds - October 22, 2014 - 19:43

Civic body to intensify drive against malaria, dengue
Times of India
"Not every patient with viral is detected with dengue or malaria. Around 70% patients admitted to OPD have some form of viral and around 20% of these are suspected to be suffering from malaria or dengue," said Dr Prashant Jawade, civic medical ...

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Sri Lanka Celebrates Two Years Without Malaria - UCSF News Services

Malaria News Feeds - October 22, 2014 - 18:37

Sri Lanka Celebrates Two Years Without Malaria
UCSF News Services
Sri Lanka has not reported a local case of malaria since October 2012, according to the Sri Lankan Anti-Malarial Campaign. If it can remain malaria-free for one more year, the country will be eligible to apply to the World Health Organization for ...

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Scientists develop handheld device to detect malaria - Hindustan Times

Malaria News Feeds - October 22, 2014 - 17:55

Scientists develop handheld device to detect malaria
Hindustan Times
“We are tremendously excited about this simple yet incredible device that can fully automate the complete workflow of clinical microscopy, making accurate diagnosis of malaria far more accessible than it has been before,” said Dr Parama Pal, head of ...

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Drones help show how environmental changes affect the spread of infectious diseases

Science Daily - Malaria - October 22, 2014 - 16:34
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can collect detailed information in real time at relatively low cost for ecological research. In a new article, experts demonstrate that drones can be used to understand how environmental factors influence the spread of infectious diseases.
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Skin patch could replace the syringe for disease diagnosis

Science Daily - Malaria - October 22, 2014 - 14:35
Drawing blood and testing it is standard practice for many medical diagnostics. As a less painful alternative, scientists are developing skin patches that could one day replace the syringe. Scientists now they have designed and successfully tested, for the first time, a small skin patch that detected malaria proteins in live mice. It could someday be adapted for use in humans to diagnose other diseases, too.
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Morning Break: Ebola Vaccine Testing, Malaria Fighter - MedPage Today

Malaria News Feeds - October 22, 2014 - 13:46

MedPage Today

Morning Break: Ebola Vaccine Testing, Malaria Fighter
MedPage Today
Sometimes the most effective public health warrior is not an epidemiologist or doctor, as illustrated in The New York Times profile of malaria fighter Rear Admiral R. Timothy Ziemer. "If you make it easy for consumers to compare prices, will they ...

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Why business is an 'untapped resource' for malaria control programmes - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - October 22, 2014 - 12:56

The Guardian

Why business is an 'untapped resource' for malaria control programmes
The Guardian
Malaria is often associated with Africa, but the disease is rampant in the Asia Pacific region too. In countries such as India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea, almost 30m cases are reported every year, resulting in an estimated 42,000 deaths.

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The dawn of a new era for malaria elimination - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - October 22, 2014 - 05:00

The Guardian

The dawn of a new era for malaria elimination
The Guardian
Last week, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (APPMG) published its last report in this electoral cycle, titled 'Malaria in 2014: An Unprecedented Opportunity at the Dawn of a New Era'. As we approach the UK ...

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Sri Lanka achieves great success with the elimination of malaria - Outbreak News Today

Malaria News Feeds - October 21, 2014 - 14:56

Outbreak News Today

Sri Lanka achieves great success with the elimination of malaria
Outbreak News Today
Malaria in Sri Lanka has been dramatically reduced over the past decade. Cases have declined 99.9%, from approximately 265,000 cases in 1999 to just 124 local cases in 2011, according to the Global Health Group (GHG) from the University of California, ...
Sri Lanka's Malaria Elimination Efforts a “Spectacular Achievement” –Global ...The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
GHG commends Sri Lanka on malaria prevention effortsnation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
* Sri Lanka's malaria elimination efforts a 'spectacular achievement' - Global ...Colombo Page
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She Thought She Had Malaria — and She Did — But Then She Got an Even ... - TheBlaze.com

Malaria News Feeds - October 21, 2014 - 12:49

TheBlaze.com

She Thought She Had Malaria — and She Did — But Then She Got an Even ...
TheBlaze.com
“I was going to take off early from the isolation unit anyway … I went home and called our doctor. I felt like I had malaria.” The 59-year-old missionary with the North Carolina-based Serving In Mission would soon learn that she did have malaria, but ...

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Disease Diagnostic Group Can Diagnose Malaria In A Second - TechCrunch (blog)

Malaria News Feeds - October 21, 2014 - 10:59

TechCrunch (blog)

Disease Diagnostic Group Can Diagnose Malaria In A Second
TechCrunch (blog)
Malaria, a disease rarely found in the US, is a global epidemic, with 219 million cases reported by the CDC in 2010. Caused by a parasite and spread from person to person via mosquito, the disease easily go undetected in its early stages with symptoms ...

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How Malaria Has Shaped The Human Genome - Asian Scientist Magazine

Malaria News Feeds - October 21, 2014 - 08:47

Asian Scientist Magazine

How Malaria Has Shaped The Human Genome
Asian Scientist Magazine
AsianScientist (Oct. 21, 2014) – Research by an international consortium that includes members from The University of Western Australia (UWA) has found that small genetic changes result in improved survival against malaria, and that children carrying ...

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City's Ebola scare turned out to be case of malaria - Eagle-Tribune

Malaria News Feeds - October 21, 2014 - 08:26

City's Ebola scare turned out to be case of malaria
Eagle-Tribune
HAVERHILL — A suspected case of Ebola in Haverhill involving a sick woman who returned from visiting a West African country being ravaged by the deadly virus turned out to be malaria. Details of the case came to light Monday morning at an Ebola ...

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