Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria parasite evades rapid test detection in children

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has one of the highest rates of people living with malaria. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) account for more than 70 percent of diagnostic testing for malaria in Africa. Most rapid ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding behavior key to combating malaria

April 25 is World Malaria Day. This year's theme – End Malaria for Good – seeks to build upon past successes in combatting this deadly disease, which killed over 435,000 people in 2015, and sustain this progress in order ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Conflict has little effect on malaria control

Very few studies have quantitatively assessed the associations between conflicts and malaria transmission, particularly across several countries.The analysis looked at the association between conflicts and variations in the ...

Medical research

Viagra to prevent transmission of the malaria parasite?

By increasing the stiffness of erythrocytes infected by the causal agent of malaria, Viagra favors their elimination from the blood circulation and may therefore reduce transmission of the parasite from humans to mosquitoes. ...

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