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WHO approves malaria vaccine for kids: A global health expert explains why that is a big deal
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WHO approves malaria vaccine for kids: A global health expert explains why that is a big deal

Approval of the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine, which goes by the name Mosquirix, provides a “glimmer of hope” for Africa, according to Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa.

Malaria strain resistant to drugs found in Uganda; doctors suggest HIV-like treatment approach
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Malaria strain resistant to drugs found in Uganda; doctors suggest HIV-like treatment approach

Doctors suggested that instead of the standard approach, where one or two other drugs are used in combination with artemisinin, doctors should now use three, as is often done in treating tuberculosis and HIV.

From Dengue to Nipah virus, vector-borne diseases are a major concern for India
India

From Dengue to Nipah virus, vector-borne diseases are a major concern for India

The control of these diseases remains difficult, which leads to straining an already struggling medical infrastructure

COVID-19 pandemic has 'devastating' impact on fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 2020, says Global Fund
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COVID-19 pandemic has 'devastating' impact on fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 2020, says Global Fund

The fund calculated that around 4.7 million people were treated for TB in 2020, around one million fewer than in 2019

World Mosquito Day 2021: Theme, history of day and why it is observed
India

World Mosquito Day 2021: Theme, history of day and why it is observed

This year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the theme of World Mosquito Day 2021 is “Reaching the zero-malaria target”

China first country to be given malaria free certification by the WHO
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China first country to be given malaria free certification by the WHO

In the 1940s, the country would have 30 million cases of the disease annually.

Long road ahead for malaria control despite 'unprecedented' progress: WHO report
India

Long road ahead for malaria control despite 'unprecedented' progress: WHO report

India has seen the largest drop in the number of malaria cases, falling from some 20 million in 2000 to around 5.6 million in 2019.

A malaria mystery, partly solved: What happens when the rains ends?
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A malaria mystery, partly solved: What happens when the rains ends?

Scientists have long known that most of those fevers and deaths occur during the rainy months when mosquitoes abound.

Rare blood group called Dantu may provide protection against deadly malaria, study shows
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Rare blood group called Dantu may provide protection against deadly malaria, study shows

It was discovered that people who had one copy of the Dantu gene had 40 percent protection against malaria and those with two copies of Dantu gene had 70 percent protection against the disease.

Delhi govt to tackle vector-borne disease with #10Hafte10Baje10Din anti-dengue campaign from 1 September
India

Delhi govt to tackle vector-borne disease with #10Hafte10Baje10Din anti-dengue campaign from 1 September

According to a municipal report released on Monday, At least 48 cases of malaria and 41 of dengue have been reported till 15 August.

Climate change may bring back viruses that were long thought to be dormant
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Climate change may bring back viruses that were long thought to be dormant

Thawing ground brings once frozen microorganisms, organic material and other particles to the surface that were locked away for millennia.

US CDC introduces new tick and mosquito repellent made from grapefruit, cedar trees
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US CDC introduces new tick and mosquito repellent made from grapefruit, cedar trees

The chemical is the first novel insect repellent introduced since 2009, and can also fight resistance to many common insect repellents seen today.

Mosquitoes cannot spread COVID-19, Kansas State University finds after studying three most common vectors species
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Mosquitoes cannot spread COVID-19, Kansas State University finds after studying three most common vectors species

Mosquitoes are common vectors of a number of infectious pathogens, but WHO has maintained that COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that spreads through droplets and fomites.

Disrupted health service in low-middle income countries might lead to increase in HIV, TB, malaria related deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Disrupted health service in low-middle income countries might lead to increase in HIV, TB, malaria related deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic

Maintaining access to ART for HIV, diagnosis and treatment for TB and distribution of insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria could mitigate the broader health impact of the virus.

COVID-19 treatment: Fabiflu by Glenmark, HCQ, Remdesivir and other drugs that are being used to treat coronavirus patients
India

COVID-19 treatment: Fabiflu by Glenmark, HCQ, Remdesivir and other drugs that are being used to treat coronavirus patients

Favipiravir is an antiviral drug which was developed by a Japanese pharma company, Fujifilm Toyama Chemical, to treat influenza.

FDA warns against the usage of Remdesivir along with malaria antiviral hydroxychloroquine
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FDA warns against the usage of Remdesivir along with malaria antiviral hydroxychloroquine

FDA said it was no longer reasonable to believe that oral formulations of HCQ maybe effective in treating the illness caused by COVID-19.

Holy Grail: Vaccine made from mosquito spit could protect people from all kinds of vector borne diseases
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Holy Grail: Vaccine made from mosquito spit could protect people from all kinds of vector borne diseases

The initial results from the trial showed that an Anopheles mosquito-based vaccine was safe and it triggered antibody and cellular responses.

WHO promises review of safety data on hydroxychloroquine by mid-June; body suspends trials on coronavirus patients
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WHO promises review of safety data on hydroxychloroquine by mid-June; body suspends trials on coronavirus patients

WHO promised a swift review of data on hydroxychloroquine, probably by mid-June, after safety concerns prompted the group to suspend the malaria drug’s use in a large trial

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) study shows increased mortality in COVID-19 patients just as ICMR widens its use in India
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Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) study shows increased mortality in COVID-19 patients just as ICMR widens its use in India

The study suggests that HCQ should not be used against COVID-19 outside of clinical trials at this point.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What lessons can our battle with malaria teach us about tackling COVID-19?
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: What lessons can our battle with malaria teach us about tackling COVID-19?

COVID-19 presents a unique challenge to India’s policymakers and public health professionals. As they face difficult choices in the coming months, they can draw lessons from India’s recent success against malaria.