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WHO awards China malaria-free certificate as four years go by without any case

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared China malaria-free after a 70-year effort to wipe it out. China used to report 30 million cases a year during the 1940s. Since then, eradication efforts have driven down case numbers. The country used various methods to break the cycle of transmission of the parasite via mosquitos. The WHO […]

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New Malaria Mosquito Emerges In African Cities

A new Malaria mosquito is emerging in African cities, with potentially devastating consequences for those living there, a study has found. The larvae of Anopheles stephensi, India’s main mosquito are now “abundantly present” in locations across Africa, researchers from The Netherlands’ Radboud University Medical Center and Ethiopia’s Armauer Hansen Research Institute said. The Vectors are […]

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RARE type of malaria case detected in South India’s Kerala state

A solider in Kerala’s Kannur district was identified with a rare type of malaria, a year after he arrived from Sudan where he was part of the peace keeping operation. The soldier believed to be in his 40’s is suppose to have contracted the Plasmodium ovale, a type of malaria caused by a bite from […]