World Malaria Day on 25th April puts the spotlight on an infectious disease that has plagued (excuse the pun) human and animal kind for millennia. In 2019 alone, there were 229 million cases of malaria and just over 400,000 people died from it. Many organizations are working towards malaria elimination, and a key step towards this is understanding how the malaria parasite works. We have highlighted some recent research articles and reviews that help us understand this terrible disease.
World Malaria Day 2020
Malaria articles published at BMC
Poor larval survival, mating success, low fecundity and shorter survival under laboratory conditions all contribute to difficulties in colonizing of An. funestus.
The top 1%: quantifying the unequal distribution of malaria in Brazil
"There is no canonical path to malaria elimination and a more targeted and dynamic surveillance will be needed if Brazil decides to adopt the elimination target."
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Malaria blogs from BugBitten
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