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Warmer temperatures push malaria to higher elevations

Science Daily - Malaria - March 6, 2014 - 19:25
Researchers have debated for more than two decades the likely impacts, if any, of global warming on the worldwide incidence of malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that infects more than 300 million people each year. Now, ecologists are reporting the first hard evidence that malaria does -- as had long been predicted -- creep to higher elevations during warmer years and back down to lower altitudes when temperatures cool.
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Warmer temperatures fuel spread of malaria into higher elevations - EurekAlert (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 19:11

Warmer temperatures fuel spread of malaria into higher elevations
EurekAlert (press release)
In the tropical highlands of South America and East Africa, cool temperatures have historically kept mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, at bay. New research by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists shows that as annual temperatures ...

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Warmer temperatures push malaria to higher elevations, research shows - Medical Xpress

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 19:00

Warmer temperatures push malaria to higher elevations, research shows
Medical Xpress
"We saw an upward expansion of malaria cases to higher altitudes in warmer years, which is a clear signal of a response by highland malaria to changes in climate," said U-M theoretical ecologist Mercedes Pascual, senior author of a paper scheduled for ...

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Control versus elimination of malaria - The Express Tribune

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 18:47

The Express Tribune

Control versus elimination of malaria
The Express Tribune
Malaria remains a public health problem in developing countries. According to the World Malaria Report 2013, published by the World Health Organisation, there were about 207 million cases of the disease in 2012, which caused an estimated 627,000 ...

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Climate change could mean more malaria in Africa, South America - Reuters UK

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 18:12

Climate change could mean more malaria in Africa, South America
Reuters UK
In a study of the mosquito-borne disease that infects around 220 million people a year, researchers from Britain and the United States found what they describe as the first hard evidence that malaria creeps to higher elevations during warmer years and ...
Malaria on the move as temps warmGlobalPost
Warmer temperatures push malaria to higher elevations, research showsMedical Xpress
Climate change hampers fight against malaria - studyTrustLaw (blog)
EurekAlert (press release)
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Climate change could mean more malaria in Africa, South America - Reuters

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 18:05

The Independent

Climate change could mean more malaria in Africa, South America
Reuters
In a study of the mosquito-borne disease that infects around 220 million people a year, researchers from Britain and the United States found what they describe as the first hard evidence that malaria creeps to higher elevations during warmer years and ...
Malaria Climbs Mountains as the Climate WarmsTIME
Climate change is increasing the risk of malaria for people living in ...The Independent
As Temperatures Rise, Malaria Will Invade Higher ElevationsSmithsonian
Nature World News -Raw Story
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Climate change could mean more malaria in Africa, S.America - TrustLaw

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 18:03

Climate change could mean more malaria in Africa, S.America
TrustLaw
LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - Future global warming could lead to a significant increase in malaria cases in densely populated regions of Africa and South America unless disease monitoring and control efforts are increased, researchers said on Thursday.

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Altitude is no protection against malaria - Wildlife Extra

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 15:25

Altitude is no protection against malaria
Wildlife Extra
March 2014: The first hard evidence has been found that instances of malaria appear at higher elevations during warmer years and recede back down to lower altitudes when temperatures cool. A study conducted by researchers from the University of ...

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Anti-Malaria shot by 2019? - The Sun Daily

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 13:48

The Sun Daily

Anti-Malaria shot by 2019?
The Sun Daily
KUALA LUMPUR: The world's first vaccine against malaria – Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite (PfSPZ) – which Malaysian Dr Betty Sim Kim Lee (pix) helped develop is expected to be available as early as 2019. The breakthrough also comes courtesy of her ...
New malaria vaccine to make debut in 2019The Star Online
New Vaccine To Prevent Malaria Will Debut In 2019Bernama

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Research on monkey malaria cases in humans - The Sun Daily

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 13:41

Research on monkey malaria cases in humans
The Sun Daily
"The monkey malaria (parasite) is 2.9 times more likely to cause severe malaria as compared to (the) plasmodium falciparum (parasite), a common malaria (parasite) among humans," he said. He pointed out that monkey malaria is treated by artesunate ...

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New malaria vaccine to make debut in 2019 - The Star Online

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 12:44

The Sun Daily

New malaria vaccine to make debut in 2019
The Star Online
Called the Plasmodium Falciparum Sporozoite (PfSPZ), it is produced by Sanaria Inc, the malaria biotech organisation based in Maryland, the United States. Its chief executive officer Dr Stephen L. Hoffman said on Thursday that the PfSPZ was believed to ...
Anti-Malaria shot by 2019?The Sun Daily
New Vaccine To Prevent Malaria Will Debut In 2019Bernama
Malaria vaccine, PfSPZ, to be available by 2019: Sanaria CEOThe Global Dispatch

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Ghana gets 2m malaria test kits from UK - spyghana.com

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 08:32

spyghana.com

Ghana gets 2m malaria test kits from UK
spyghana.com
Mr Peter Jones handing over the malaria test kits to the Minister of Health, Sherry Ayittey. The United Kingdom through its Department for International Development (DFID) has presented two million units of malaria diagnostic kits to the Ministry of ...

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Malaria Remains Public Health Concern - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - March 6, 2014 - 06:56

Malaria Remains Public Health Concern
AllAfrica.com
Malaria still remains a major public health concern in the country and particularly in its capital, Luanda, as the disease claims 40 percent of perinatal deaths and 25% of maternal mortality per year, said Wednesday the provincial director of Health ...

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UGA One Health symposium to focus on malaria - Online Athens

Malaria News Feeds - March 5, 2014 - 21:34

UGA One Health symposium to focus on malaria
Online Athens
Experts from the University of Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University will gather on March 19 to discuss malaria in a symposium titled "The Secret Life of Malaria - A Global Journey to Cure and Prevention.".

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Sneaky mutations in the fight against malaria - Jakarta Post

Malaria News Feeds - March 5, 2014 - 06:35

Jakarta Post

Sneaky mutations in the fight against malaria
Jakarta Post
Plasmodium falciparum — one of the parasites responsible for the transmission of malaria — is the umpteenth amazing example of how environmental constraints encourage adaptation for survival and of how inbreeding, by promoting lower genetic diversity ...
Drug-Resistant Malaria Gaining Ground In SE AsiaAsian Scientist Magazine

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Drug-Resistant Malaria Gaining Ground In SE Asia - Asian Scientist Magazine

Malaria News Feeds - March 5, 2014 - 05:34

Drug-Resistant Malaria Gaining Ground In SE Asia
Asian Scientist Magazine
“The emergence of resistance… threatens worldwide malaria control and treatment since there is no alternative to this drug if its efficacy decreases further and the resistance spreads outside the region,” wrote the Global Fund to Fight AIDS ...

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Church raising funds to eradicate malaria; event Tuesday - The Ranger

Malaria News Feeds - March 4, 2014 - 19:45

Church raising funds to eradicate malaria; event Tuesday
The Ranger
The Riverton United Methodist Church is hosting a series of events in March and April to help in the effort to eradicate malaria worldwide. Funds raised will support prevention, education, communication and treatment of the disease. The public is ...

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Screening and treating malaria in schools 'not useful' - SciDev.Net

Malaria News Feeds - March 4, 2014 - 18:13

Screening and treating malaria in schools 'not useful'
SciDev.Net
[NAIROBI] A new study in Kenya on how school-based malaria interventions affect the health of children and their education has recommended that intermittent screening and treatment (IST) should not be implemented in low- to- moderate malaria ...

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Screening and treating malaria in schools 'not useful' - SciDev.Net

Malaria News Feeds - March 4, 2014 - 18:13

Screening and treating malaria in schools 'not useful'
SciDev.Net
[NAIROBI] A new study in Kenya on how school-based malaria interventions affect the health of children and their education has recommended that intermittent screening and treatment (IST) should not be implemented in low- to- moderate malaria ...

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Ministry Of Health Unveils Research for Malaria - Somaliland Sun

Malaria News Feeds - March 4, 2014 - 15:35

Somaliland Sun

Ministry Of Health Unveils Research for Malaria
Somaliland Sun
By: A.A.J. HARGEISA: (Somalilandsun) - The director general in the ministry of health Dr. Osman Hussein Warsame has announced that the ministry has launched a campaign awareness and research of the malaria disease in Somaliland. The campaign will ...

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