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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
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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
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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?
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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.

Extension of coronavirus lockdown without ensuring access to healthcare for non-COVID-19 patients may defeat efforts to avoid collateral damage
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Extension of coronavirus lockdown without ensuring access to healthcare for non-COVID-19 patients may defeat efforts to avoid collateral damage

India has a whopping 54.6 million people with heart disease, 83 people per lakh population have cancer.

World Malaria Day 2020: WHO's anti-malaria campaign and target to eliminate malaria from 35 more countries by 2030
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World Malaria Day 2020: WHO's anti-malaria campaign and target to eliminate malaria from 35 more countries by 2030

According to WHO reports, malaria affected more than 228 million people in the world in 2018 and killed about 405,000 people globally in the same year.

New Hydroxychloroquine study suggests an increase in mortality of COVID-19 patients
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New Hydroxychloroquine study suggests an increase in mortality of COVID-19 patients

Various studies have since been done all over the world to test the efficiency of HCQ in the treatment of COVID-19 but with controversial results.

WHO reminds governments, hospitals to continue to provide essential health services despite Coronavirus crisis
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WHO reminds governments, hospitals to continue to provide essential health services despite Coronavirus crisis

Essential health services must continue, babies are still being born, vaccines must still be delivered in this crisis.

Future generations will face greater health problems due to climate change: Health report
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Future generations will face greater health problems due to climate change: Health report

The elderly, poor and the sick hurt most during extreme heat with overheating, respiratory disease and kidney problems.

'We've won the battle against dengue': Arvind Kejriwal says less than 1,100 cases, no deaths reported in capital this year
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'We've won the battle against dengue': Arvind Kejriwal says less than 1,100 cases, no deaths reported in capital this year

Kejriwal said that till last week, less than 1,100 reported cases of the disease and no deaths due to it were recorded during this year.

Scientists now know how the deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans
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Scientists now know how the deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

A 50,000-year-old gorilla DNA sample has led researchers to answers about how the deadliest malaria parasite came to infect humans.