Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Airport malaria: Rare but with possible serious implications

Malaria is mainly a travel-associated infection in Belgium, where between 2016 and 2019, 327 to 420 cases were reported annually by the National Reference Laboratory. Local transmission is only sporadically reported.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria: Killer of African children set for vaccine zap

Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly children living in Africa, succumb every year to malaria, an age-old mosquito-borne scourge that worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new understanding of how the immune system deals with malaria

By analyzing samples from patients who have been treated for malaria in Sweden, researchers at Karolinska Institutet can now describe how the immune system acts to protect the body after a malaria infection. The results, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australia battles spread of Japanese encephalitis

Australia said Friday it is buying extra vaccines to fight the potentially deadly, mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus, which has spread down the flood-hit east coast for the first time.

Medications

Clove oil: Ideal weapon against mosquitoes

The effectiveness of eugenol—an eco-friendly, plant-based insecticide that is mainly extracted from cloves—in killing the larvae of mosquitoes can be greatly enhanced by the addition of chemicals called synergists, says ...

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Mosquito

Anophelinae Culicinae Toxorhynchitinae

Mosquito (from the Spanish and Portuguese meaning "small fly") is a common flying insect in the family Culicidae that is found around the world. There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes. They are vectors for a number of infectious diseases that kill millions of people per year.

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