Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Promising results for two genetic weapons against malaria

Two new papers by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Malaria Research Institute report successes for highly promising strategies against malaria, a disease that still kills more than 400,000 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How Kenya can manage its increasing dengue fever cases

A public health alert for 150 dengue fever cases has been issued in Mombasa, Kenya. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Dr Andrew Githeko on the effective management of this disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Synthetic rice odour blend lures gravid malaria mosquitoes

The increased use of irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito – an important malaria vector – particularly in rice paddies. A research team led from the Swedish University of Agricultural ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cutting mosquito numbers in the garden helps control disease

Mid-summer is shirt-sleeve weather, an enjoyable time of year to be out and about with family and friends. But it also is the heart of mosquito season, so beware the escalating health risks caused by their bites.

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