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African trees kill both malaria mosquitos and the parasite

Karl Egil Malterud and Helle Wangensteen with bark from the african Olon tree, which contains chemicals that can kill both the malaria parasite and...

To protect yourself from malaria sleep with a chicken next to...

For the first time, scientists have shown that malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of...

Malaria: A genetically attenuated parasite induces an immune response

This is an Anopheles stephensi infected by Plasmodium berghei.Credit: Institut Pasteur With nearly 3.2 billion people currently at risk of contracting malaria, scientists from the...

Malaria vaccine loses effectiveness over several years

An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix—or RTS,S—weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said...

World map of resistance to artemesinin anti-malarial medicines

The attached graphic shows the distribution of artemesinin resistance throughout the world. "Dark Green" means that all parasites are more or less "normal" (and...

Researchers map mosquitoes that transmit Zika, Dengue by county

This map shows counties where Aedes aegypti was reported between Jan. 1, 1995, and March 2016. Counties shown in yellow had records for one...

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