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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.

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

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
Health

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
Health

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
India

'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
science

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.

Researchers find a compound that can halt growth of parasite that causes malaria
science

Researchers find a compound that can halt growth of parasite that causes malaria

Apparently, a compound developed by GlaxoSmithKline can eliminate the mosquito-borne parasite in all the stages of its lifecycle.

Five vector-borne diseases to watch out for in India
Health

Five vector-borne diseases to watch out for in India

Globally, 17% of infectious diseases are spread by vectors - animals that form a bridge between humans and infectious microorganisms to transmit disease.

NASA develops malaria-predicting tech using satellite data to forecast outbreaks
science

NASA develops malaria-predicting tech using satellite data to forecast outbreaks

The study looks at spatial modelling of malaria outbreaks, with more depth & resources than ever in past.

Fight against Malaria stalling after decade long efforts slow down: WHO report
science

Fight against Malaria stalling after decade long efforts slow down: WHO report

The WHO report predicts, despite it most optimistic scenarios, Africa will still have 11 million cases in 2050.

World Mosquito Day: Tame the menace, control the spread of life-threatening diseases
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World Mosquito Day: Tame the menace, control the spread of life-threatening diseases

With the progress of sci-tech that has taken place, mosquitoes take almost 2.7 million lives every year.

Delhi reported 83 cases of malaria and 34 of dengue this year; mosquito-breeding reported in 48,039 households
India

Delhi reported 83 cases of malaria and 34 of dengue this year; mosquito-breeding reported in 48,039 households

Over 80 cases of malaria have been reported in Delhi this year so far, more than double the number of people affected by dengue.

Dengue claims 3 lives in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada; official blames 'peculiar weather condition' in city
India

Dengue claims 3 lives in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada; official blames 'peculiar weather condition' in city

Three people died and as many as 404 cases of dengue and malaria have been detected in Dakshina Kannada district, officials said on Sunday.

Mosquitoes fight off malaria parasites at various stages of development: Research
science

Mosquitoes fight off malaria parasites at various stages of development: Research

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were around 219 million cases of malaria in 2017,

World's first licensed malaria vaccine launched in three African countries
science

World's first licensed malaria vaccine launched in three African countries

WHO intends to include 3,60,000+ kids annually from 3 African countries in the RTS,S pilot program.

Mosquitos can't get enough of human sweat, now scientists know why
science

Mosquitos can't get enough of human sweat, now scientists know why

Scientists discover the olfactory Ionotropic receptor 8a that allow mosquitoes to hone in on human's odor.

IIT Delhi scientists develop AI-based system to detect malaria, TB, cervical cancer
science

IIT Delhi scientists develop AI-based system to detect malaria, TB, cervical cancer

The microscopy tool is particularly suited to diagnose conditions in low-resource, disease burdened areas.