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One of the deadliest malaria strains traced back to Africa - Times of India

Malaria News Feeds - February 22, 2014 - 00:55

One of the deadliest malaria strains traced back to Africa
Times of India
LONDON: An international team of scientists has traced the origin of Plasmodium vivax, the second-worst malaria parasite of humans, to primates in Africa, not Asia, as once thought. Scientists have concluded that all existing human P vivax parasites ...

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Deadly malaria strain traced back to African apes - Times of India

Malaria News Feeds - February 22, 2014 - 00:10

International Business Times UK

Deadly malaria strain traced back to African apes
Times of India
LONDON: An international team of scientists has traced the origin of Plasmodium vivax, the secondworst malaria parasite in humans, to primates in Africa, not Asia — as was once thought. Scientists have concluded that all existing human P vivax ...
Origin of Deadly Malaria Parasite that Killed Genghis Khan Traced to AfricaInternational Business Times UK
Deadly Malaria Parasite Originates in Africa Rather Than in Asian PrimatesScience World Report
The Parasite that Escaped Out of AfricaNewswise (press release)

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​Malaria returns to Greece as austerity wreaks havoc on healthcare - RT (blog)

Malaria News Feeds - February 21, 2014 - 22:18

RT (blog)

Malaria returns to Greece as austerity wreaks havoc on healthcare
RT (blog)
Tough austerity measures imposed by the Greek government have inflicted major damage to the health of the Greek population, leaving nearly one million of the country's most vulnerable people without access to healthcare. As a result of a six percent ...
Greece and creditors guilty of 'denialism' over public health crisisEUobserver
Shock toll of austerity in Greece is revealedIrish Independent
Tough austerity measures in Greece leave nearly a million people with no ...The Independent

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57 Percent of Africans Live in Malaria Risk Areas - Nature World News

Malaria News Feeds - February 21, 2014 - 20:26

Independent Online

57 Percent of Africans Live in Malaria Risk Areas
Nature World News
About 57 percent of the population of Africa live in areas where the risk of malaria infection is moderate to high. This is despite “unprecedented investment” in malaria control over the past decade, according to a new study. (Photo : Abdisalan M Noor ...
Highest risk of malaria focused in 10 African countries, study findsBDlive
Malaria: Over half of Africa's population still live in high-risk infection areasNews-Medical.net
Malaria maps reveal that 184 million Africans still live in extremely high ...HealthCanal.com
Independent Online -spyghana.com -2 Minute Medicine
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Delta Airlines Joins Fight Against Malaria - spyghana.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 21, 2014 - 17:56

spyghana.com

Delta Airlines Joins Fight Against Malaria
spyghana.com
DELTA AIRLINES- one of the pioneering North American Airlines Companies has in partnership with the Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS), launched a malaria prevention scheme to help in the fight against high rate malaria infection across the country.

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The parasite that escaped out of Africa: Tracing origins of malaria parasite

Science Daily - Malaria - February 21, 2014 - 12:37
An international team has traced the origin of the second-worst malaria parasite of humans to Africa. The closest genetic relatives of human Plasmodium vivax were found only in Asian macaques, leading researchers to believe that P. vivax originated in Asia. This study overturns that, finding that wild-living apes in central Africa are widely infected with parasites that, genetically, are nearly identical to human P. vivax.
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Origin of Deadly Malaria Parasite that Killed Genghis Khan Traced to Africa - International Business Times UK

Malaria News Feeds - February 21, 2014 - 10:51

Origin of Deadly Malaria Parasite that Killed Genghis Khan Traced to Africa
International Business Times UK
The origin of one of the most deadly malaria parasites has been traced to Africa around 300,000 years ago. The parasite, Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax), is the second worst malaria parasite for humans and was previously believed to have originated from Asia.
The parasite that escaped out of AfricaEurekAlert (press release)

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Country is Winning the Malaria Battle - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 21, 2014 - 10:47

Country is Winning the Malaria Battle
AllAfrica.com
Katima Mulilo — Namibia has made great strides in the reduction of deaths related to malaria that claimed 7 000 lives at independence to just 10 deaths in 2013. Because of concerted scientific efforts by the Ministry of Health and Social Services ...

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Malaria maps reveal that 184 million Africans still live in extremely high ... - HealthCanal.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 21, 2014 - 07:57

Malaria maps reveal that 184 million Africans still live in extremely high ...
HealthCanal.com
Forty African countries showed reductions in malaria transmission between 2000-2010, but despite this progress, more than half (57 per cent) of the population in countries endemic for malaria continue to live in areas of moderate to intense ...

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Malaria: Over half of Africa's population still live in high-risk infection areas - News-Medical.net

Malaria News Feeds - February 21, 2014 - 06:58

Malaria: Over half of Africa's population still live in high-risk infection areas
News-Medical.net
Despite unprecedented investment in malaria control in Africa over the past decade, about 57% of the population still live in areas where risk of infection remains moderate to high, according to new research published in The Lancet. However, the ...

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World Bank to Help Togo Protect Vulnerable Women and Children from Malaria ... - World Bank Group

Malaria News Feeds - February 20, 2014 - 21:08

World Bank to Help Togo Protect Vulnerable Women and Children from Malaria ...
World Bank Group
WASHINGTON, February 19, 2014 – The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved support to Togo that will help the country offer lifesaving health and nutrition services to over 1.3 million people, nearly 60 percent of whom are women and ...
Togo: World Bank to Help Togo Protect Vulnerable Women and Children From ...AllAfrica.com

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FG Launches Nationwide Malarial, Elephantiasis Elimination Plan - Leadership Newspapers

Malaria News Feeds - February 20, 2014 - 18:00

FG Launches Nationwide Malarial, Elephantiasis Elimination Plan
Leadership Newspapers
The Federal Ministry of Health has launched new national guidelines for implementation of interventions to eliminate malaria and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) in Nigeria. Launching the guideline in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Health ...

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Malaria Maps Reveal 184 Million Africans Still Live In Very High-risk Areas ... - RedOrbit

Malaria News Feeds - February 20, 2014 - 17:14

Malaria Maps Reveal 184 Million Africans Still Live In Very High-risk Areas ...
RedOrbit
Forty African countries showed reductions in malaria transmission between 2000-2010, but despite this progress, more than half (57 per cent) of the population in countries endemic for malaria continue to live in areas of moderate to intense ...

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New Malaria Ag Pf/Pan Rapid Test provides Differential Diagnosis of ... - Labmate Online

Malaria News Feeds - February 20, 2014 - 15:52

New Malaria Ag Pf/Pan Rapid Test provides Differential Diagnosis of ...
Labmate Online
bioMérieux has further extended its range of rapid tests for infectious diseases with the launch of VIKIA Malaria Ag Pf/Pan. This qualitative immunochromatographic test differentiates between Plasmodium falciparum and other less virulent malarial ...

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Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countriesPublish Date: Feb 20, 2014 - New Vision

Malaria News Feeds - February 20, 2014 - 14:37

Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countriesPublish Date: Feb 20, 2014
New Vision
PARIS - Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries, according to a study published on Wednesday by The Lancet medical journal. Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, ...

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High risk of malaria concentrated in 10 African countries - eNCA

Malaria News Feeds - February 20, 2014 - 12:17

High risk of malaria concentrated in 10 African countries
eNCA
PARIS - Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries, according to a study published on Wednesday by The Lancet medical journal. Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, ...

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184 Million Africans at Risk for Malaria - Voice of America

Malaria News Feeds - February 20, 2014 - 12:15

Voice of America

184 Million Africans at Risk for Malaria
Voice of America
New research shows that after 10 years of intensified campaigns against malaria 184-million people in Africa still live in moderate to high-risk areas. While the number is high, it's down from nearly 220-million in 2000 when anti-malaria efforts began ...
More than half of Africa is at risk of deadly malaria, despite funding surgeThe Verge
Malaria: 57% of African population live in high-risk infection areasMedical News Today
Researchers call for sustained investment to control malaria in AfricaXinhua
New Vision -BDlive
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Stepping up the fight against drug-resistant malaria in SE Asia - Gant Daily

Malaria News Feeds - February 20, 2014 - 12:05

Stepping up the fight against drug-resistant malaria in SE Asia
Gant Daily
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (IRIN) – Efforts are being scaled up to stem a further spread of drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia. “The emergence of resistance… threatens worldwide malaria control and treatment since there is no alternative to this ...

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Fight vs malaria gets boost from Australian aid - ABS CBN News

Malaria News Feeds - February 20, 2014 - 12:02

Fight vs malaria gets boost from Australian aid
ABS CBN News
Australia's commitment will add to the $19.4 million pledge from the government of the United Kingdom to the Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund. The fund, administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will help ...

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Researchers call for sustained investment to control malaria in Africa - Xinhua

Malaria News Feeds - February 20, 2014 - 10:40

Researchers call for sustained investment to control malaria in Africa
Xinhua
NAIROBI, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Researchers called for more investment in malaria control in Africa on Thursday as the latest study showed that 57 percent of the continent's population still live in moderate and high risk of infection. Hundreds of ...

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