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Nonmalarial causes of fever in outpatient Tanzanian children - 2 Minute Medicine

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2014 - 15:25

2 Minute Medicine

Nonmalarial causes of fever in outpatient Tanzanian children
2 Minute Medicine
Malaria, radiologically confirmed pneumonia, and typhoid fever were more common among those with severe illness compared to those with mild illness (P<0.001, P=0.008, P=0.01 respectively). Evidence Rating Level: 4 (Below Average). Study Rundown: ...
Febrile illnesses in children most often due to viral infectionsEurekAlert (press release)

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Antibiotics Overuse is Price of Success in Africa Malaria Fight - VOA Khmer

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2014 - 14:50

2 Minute Medicine

Antibiotics Overuse is Price of Success in Africa Malaria Fight
VOA Khmer
Until recently, malaria has been so prevalent in many African countries that health workers assumed any child with a fever had it. But after a decade of intensive efforts and billions of dollars of global investment, malaria rates are declining across ...
Antibiotics Overuse Is Price of Success in Malaria FightAllAfrica.com
Nonmalarial causes of fever in outpatient Tanzanian children2 Minute Medicine
Febrile illnesses in children most often due to viral infectionsEurekAlert (press release)

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"Malaria Fight Needs Concerted Efforts" - Zambia Anglican Council - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2014 - 09:36

"Malaria Fight Needs Concerted Efforts" - Zambia Anglican Council
AllAfrica.com
The Anglican Church in Zambia says the fight against malaria in the central African region cannot be won unless all stakeholders come together to address the disease, which remains a "major public health and development challenge on the continent.".

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Antibiotics Overuse Is Price of Success in Malaria Fight - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2014 - 08:24

2 Minute Medicine

Antibiotics Overuse Is Price of Success in Malaria Fight
AllAfrica.com
As malaria rates decline across much of Africa, a new study seeks to fight another problem. Drug-resistant bacteria are a growing concern as antibiotics have become the automatic choice for treating a child with a fever. Research from Tanzania ...
Nonmalarial causes of fever in outpatient Tanzanian children2 Minute Medicine

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Malaria cases reduced by nearly 13% - Times of India

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2014 - 01:00

Malaria cases reduced by nearly 13%
Times of India
While 165 cases of malaria were detected from June to December 2012, the number came down to 145 in the same period in 2013. Ward officer S Dhonde said the breeding of guppy fish was increased and they were released in stagnant water puddles, ...

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How malaria parasite beats top insecticides... - New Vision

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2014 - 00:56

New Vision

How malaria parasite beats top insecticides...
New Vision
PARIS - Gene detectives on Tuesday said they had discovered how the parasite that causes malaria becomes resistant to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria bednets. The secret lies in just one change in the DNA code on a single gene, they said.

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Febrile illnesses in children in Tanzania most often due to viral infections

Science Daily - Malaria - February 26, 2014 - 22:45
Most children ill with fever in Tanzania suffer from a viral infection. A research team systematically assessed the causes of febrile illnesses in Tanzanian children. According to the results, in most cases a treatment with antimalarials or antibiotics is not required. The finding has the potential to improve the rational use of antimicrobials, and thus reduce costs and drug resistance.
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Antibiotics Overuse is Price of Success in Africa Malaria Fight - Voice of America

Malaria News Feeds - February 26, 2014 - 22:15

Antibiotics Overuse is Price of Success in Africa Malaria Fight
Voice of America
Until recently, malaria has been so prevalent in many African countries that health workers assumed any child with a fever had it. But after a decade of intensive efforts and billions of dollars of global investment, malaria rates are declining across ...
Febrile illnesses in children most often due to viral infectionsEurekAlert (press release)

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Pledge to make new malaria vaccine accessible to all - ITV News

Malaria News Feeds - February 26, 2014 - 19:13

ITV News

Pledge to make new malaria vaccine accessible to all
ITV News
Countries like Ghana certainly need a vaccine against malaria. Doctors here see 3.5 million cases a year, almost a million of them in young children. Measures like impregnated bed-nets that stop mosquitoes biting and spreading the malaria parasite do ...

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'Malaria fight needs concerted efforts,' says Zambia Anglican Council - Episcopal News Service

Malaria News Feeds - February 26, 2014 - 18:18

'Malaria fight needs concerted efforts,' says Zambia Anglican Council
Episcopal News Service
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Zambia says the fight against malaria in the central African region cannot be won unless all stakeholders come together to address the disease, which remains a “major public health and ...
"Malaria fight needs concerted efforts" - Zambia Anglican CouncilAnglicannews

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How malaria parasite beats top insecticides - Pune Mirror

Malaria News Feeds - February 26, 2014 - 04:23

How malaria parasite beats top insecticides
Pune Mirror
Paris: Gene detectives on Tuesday said they had discovered how the parasite that causes malaria becomes resistant to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria bednets. The secret lies in just one change in the DNA code on a single gene, they said.

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Performance of ParacheckTM-Pf, SD Bioline malaria Ag-Pf and SD Bioline ... - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - February 26, 2014 - 03:42

Performance of ParacheckTM-Pf, SD Bioline malaria Ag-Pf and SD Bioline ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are the current complement to microscopy for ensuring prompt malaria treatment. We determined the performance of three candidate RDTs (ParacheckTM-Pf, SD Bioline malaria Ag-Pf and SD Bioline malaria Ag-Pf/pan) for rapid ...

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Essential protien discovered for malaria parasite's transmission to mosquitos - Penn State News

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 19:05

Essential protien discovered for malaria parasite's transmission to mosquitos
Penn State News
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a ...

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Imperfect but overdue: Malaria vaccine trial brings hope to millions - ITV News

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 17:22

ITV News

Imperfect but overdue: Malaria vaccine trial brings hope to millions
ITV News
The room looks as if it hasn't changed much since the Presbyterian hospital was founded a hundred years ago by missionaries. Its door bears the legend "treatment room" and inside I watch a three-year-old struggling in the throes of malaria. Her doctor ...

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Malaria vaccine testing positively in Ghanaian trial - ITV News

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 17:10

ITV News

Malaria vaccine testing positively in Ghanaian trial
ITV News
A malaria vaccine which is being trialled in Ghana has almost halved the number of cases and could be on the streets of Africa within a year. Developed by British pharmaceutical multinational GlaxoSmithKline, the company has deployed the world's first ...

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United Methodist Charity Seeks to Provide 700000 Malaria Nets to Congo - Christian Post

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 17:03

Christian Post

United Methodist Charity Seeks to Provide 700000 Malaria Nets to Congo
Christian Post
... in the endeavor. UMCOR is organizing its effort to distribute 700,000 nets through the United Methodist project "Imagine No Malaria," an organization that seeks to stop malaria from being a major cause of death and suffering in the African ...

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Gene detectives solve malaria parasite riddle - Health24.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 15:53

Rappler

Gene detectives solve malaria parasite riddle
Health24.com
Gene detectives announced they had discovered how the parasite that causes malaria becomes resistant to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria bednets. The secret lies in just one change in the DNA code on a single gene, they said. A singe ...
Revealed: How malaria parasite beats top insecticidesRappler

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Malaria risk set to rise in East African highlands - environmentalresearchweb

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 13:18

Malaria risk set to rise in East African highlands
environmentalresearchweb
As climate warms, a greater area of the world is likely to be suitable for malaria and more people may be at risk from the disease. That's according to a team from the UK, Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands that looked at five malaria impact models up ...

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UK scientists claim breakthrough in treatment of malaria - The Voice of Russia

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 11:59

UK scientists claim breakthrough in treatment of malaria
The Voice of Russia
Malaria is one of the leading killers of children globally, with 400,000 dying from it every year. A team from the University of Glasgow, backed by the Wellcome Trust, say they have discovered how the malaria parasite initiates the process of passing ...

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Malaria Cases Rise - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 09:22

Malaria Cases Rise
AllAfrica.com
MALARIA cases which had dropped last year are on the increase because of incessant rains received throughout the country in the past weeks. The Ministry of Health and Child Care yesterday said the cases had dropped to less than 2000 a week but have ...

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