Malaria

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[From the archives; originally published November 18, 2005] Malaria is one of the world’s leading infectious killers. World-wide, almost 40% of the world’s population is at risk of acquiring this disease–many of them in poor countries with limited resources to control the disease. Each year, malaria causes 300-500 million infections, and up to 3 million…

Sunday roundup

Like a Saturday roundup, but a day delayed. Some other topics I found interesting this week, but didn’t have a chance to elaborate on…

Part One: Introduction to Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses Part Two: Introduction to Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses continued Part Three: Bushmeat Part Four: War and Disease Part Five: Chikungunya Part Six: Avian influenza Part Seven: Reporting on emerging diseases Part Eight: Disease and Domesticated Animals Part Nine: The Emergence of Nipah Virus Part Ten: Monkeypox Part…

Dunk malaria day

Yesterday, as mentioned previously, was Dunk Malaria day. I’m on the road today in cold ‘n’ gloomy Atlanta so pardon the delay, but coturnix has a collection of posts here regarding the topic. Just spent much of the morning hearing about new strategies to control vectors (aimed mostly at dengue, but some ideas could extend…

Raising malaria awareness

Tim Lambert over at Deltoid notes Dunk malaria day is coming up this Sunday, and has offered to match donations (up to $300 total) readers make to The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria. Very cool–I’m kicking in a few bucks for a good cause–if you do the same, drop a line at…

Malaria is one of mankind’s oldest known killers, with descriptions of the disease dating back almost 5000 years. Each year, malaria causes 300-500 million infections, and up to 3 million deaths–about 5000 Africans die of the disease every day; one child succumbs every 30 seconds. The disease is caused by a number of species of…