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2014-08-07 15:34:58

PLOS Preventative treatment with a monthly dose of a newer antimalarial drug can reduce the risk of malarial infection among young children, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Victor Bigira and colleagues at San Francisco General Hospital and the Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda, finds that treating young children with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) decreased their risk of contracting malaria....

2014-01-30 23:23:59

Annual awards – bestowed at the AU – highlight how Africa’s future is inextricably tied to progress in defeating malaria. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Today during the official opening of the African Union Summit of heads of state, H.E. Armando Guebuza, President of Mozambique, conferred the 2014 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Awards for Excellence in Vector Control to Cape Verde, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe,...

2013-08-29 11:27:41

A malaria control method that targets mosquito larvae and pupae as they mature in standing water could be an important supplementary measure in the fight against the disease, according to a new report. The Cochrane review -- led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in collaboration with Durham University and other researchers in the UK and US -- is the first systematic review looking at using larval source management (LSM) to control malaria, which causes an estimated...

2012-09-04 14:34:25

The highest levels ever of DDT in breast milk have been measured in mothers living in malaria-stricken villages in South Africa. The values lie well over the limits set by the World Health Organization. DDT has been used for many years in South Africa, sprayed indoors to fight malaria. It works, but it exposes the inhabitants to other risks not yet fully known. “To our ears, spraying DDT inside people´s homes sounds absurd. But it is one of the most effective agents against...

2012-07-04 22:53:53

In most comprehensive review of a decade of data researchers confirm indoor insecticide treatments, dramatically reduce malaria; study finds world´s best drug still effective in African malaria 'hot zone' while researchers question for how long A pair of provocative studies in the July 2012 issue of The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH) provides a window into the intense ground war now underway against malaria. In one review, researchers offer new evidence...

2011-10-06 09:11:27

Study in Benin, Africa finds indoor spraying with the insecticide bendiocarb reduced infectious mosquito bites to near zero; and offers effective tool for malaria control strategy in areas rife with pyrethroid-resistance Indoor spraying with the insecticide bendiocarb has dramatically decreased malaria transmission in many parts of Benin, new evidence that insecticides remain a potent weapon for fighting malaria in Africa despite the rapid rise of resistance to an entire class of...

2010-09-14 08:00:00

Model predicts more good news: with increased funding, another 3 million deaths can be prevented WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report confirms that the current global investment in malaria control is saving lives and that further increases in funding will contribute significantly to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for health. Saving Lives with Malaria Control: Counting Down to the Millennium Development Goals - authored by Tulane University, Johns...

2010-08-11 13:55:00

Current tools for combating malaria, such as artemisinin-combination therapy and increasing coverage of long-lasting insecticide bednets can result in major reductions in Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission and the associated disease burden in Africa. Furthermore, if such interventions can be rolled out to achieve a comprehensive and sustained intervention program, a parasite prevalence threshold of 1% may be achievable in areas where there is a low- to moderate transmission of malaria...

2010-04-20 15:55:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional Malaria Champions today received over 20,000 signatures from people around the world supporting efforts to eliminate malaria. Members of local youth soccer teams and actress Molly Sims presented signatures gathered through United Against Malaria (UAM), a soccer driven anti-malaria campaign, and by World Vision's End Malaria campaign. Just ahead of World Malaria Day, partner organizations and individuals are showing their support...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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