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2013-11-05 16:25:23

GENEVA, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ground-breaking approach to procuring tools to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the Global Fund and partners have established a new framework to systematically organize the purchase of massive amounts of mosquito nets, anti-HIV drugs and other products that will improve delivery and make significant savings. In a first step, the Global Fund will sign contracts with seven manufacturers for the largest-ever bulk purchase of mosquito nets...

Bill Gates Chides Facebook Google Philanthropic Priorities
2013-11-04 08:02:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Renown philanthropist Bill Gates has been focusing much of his attention on developing and distributing a cure for malaria in poverty-stricken parts of the world. Other tech titans, too, have recently turned their eyes towards improving conditions in these areas by delivering Internet connectivity either through balloons or a complex system of data compression technologies and cheap broadband towers. Though Gates likely believes that...

2013-11-01 11:06:00

Continual reintroduction of P. vivax from North Korea could be the cause of change Malaria is one of the major infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitos, with enormous impact on quality of life. According to World Health Organization figures, as of 2010 there were over 219 million reported cases of malaria with an estimated 660,000 deaths. Plasmodium vivax, which is the second most prevalent species of the human malaria parasite, is widely distributed around the world especially in...

Record Number Of Malaria Cases Found In The US: CDC Report
2013-11-01 06:39:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year, across the globe, malaria affects hundreds of millions of people with most cases stemming from third-world countries throughout Africa and surrounding regions. While this deadly disease was largely eradicated from United States by the 1950s, a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the fact that cases do still occur in the US. In its...

2013-10-30 11:16:33

Malaria is a leading cause of death in tropical and subtropical regions and it is transmitted by a bite from infected female mosquitoes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, malaria claims nearly 660,000 lives per year, 90% of them in Africa—and most of them children. There were an estimated 216 million malaria cases worldwide in 2010, mostly among pregnant women and children. Despite the efforts to develop a vaccine, there is still not an effective one thus other strategies,...

2013-10-29 08:33:54

Funding will be provided by Leidos through its Malaria Vaccine Production and Support Services Contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfenex Inc. today announced that Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) (formerly SAIC) has awarded Pfenex a subcontract to develop a robust, scalable, cGMP-ready production process for large-scale production of the blood-stage...

2013-10-29 08:33:37

License to manufacture, market, promote, sell and distribute DuraNet product continues Bestnet's commitment to eradicating malaria KOLDING, Denmark, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet A/S announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Shobikaa Impex Pvt Ltd. in regard to DuraNet® Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs). On October 27, 2013 Bestnet obtained a license to manufacture DuraNet® at all Bestnet manufacturing facilities worldwide. Further, Bestnet...

2013-10-23 23:20:34

Lauds Reduction in New Infections and Lowered Mortality Rate of TB; Urges More Aggressive Identification of Nearly 3 Million “Missed” New Cases of TB Annually and Greater Focus on More Virulent Strains of TB to Avert Public Health Crisis New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its Global Tuberculosis Report 2013. Ray Chambers, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria, acknowledged both...

2013-10-22 12:29:12

Ashley Birkett, PhD, to lead key product development program at PATH WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PATH announced today the appointment of Ashley Birkett, PhD, as director of its Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), which drives the development of safe and effective vaccines for the fight against malaria. The malaria parasite still kills an estimated 660,000 people each year, most of them children in sub-Saharan Africa, and half the world's population remains at...

Badger Social Networks And The Spread Of Bovine Tuberculosis
2013-10-22 04:31:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The social lives of badgers are related to their risk of infection with bovine tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study from the University of Exeter and the AHVLA's National Wildlife Management Center. "In wild animals, just as in humans, social networks are very important for disease transmission," said Robbie McDonald of the University of Exeter. "When management changes stable networks, the results for disease control are...


Latest Malaria Reference Libraries

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2005-08-25 10:14:14

The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae. These insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs. Only the females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Size varies but is rarely greater than 0.6 inch (15 mm). Mosquitoes weigh only about 0.03 to 0.04 grain (2 to 2.5 mg). They can fly at about 0.9 to 1.6 mph (1.5 to 2.5 km/h) and most species are nocturnal. Mosquitoes are believed to have evolved 170 million years ago during...

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