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#Malaria

# malaria - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Resistant strains of malaria spreading across south-east Asia

In some parts of south-east Asia, up to 80% of malaria parasites are drug-resistant.

# malaria - Friday 21 June, 2019

Retired soldier brings High Court action over being prescribed anti-Malaria drug for overseas service

He spent 25 years in the Defence Forces including periods in Liberia and Chad.

# malaria - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Italy opens manslaughter inquiry after four-year-old dies from malaria

The girl had not left malaria-free Italy, and may have contracted the disease from a family in a hospital.

# malaria - Friday 1 September, 2017

A form of malaria that usually only affects monkeys is now affecting humans in Brazil

Researchers believe the discovery may “complicate the drive towards eventual elimination of the disease”.

# malaria - Thursday 18 August, 2016

British TV presenter seriously ill with rare strain of malaria in Rio hospital

It’s understood that she was placed in an induced coma last night.

# malaria - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

New risk to drug used by soldiers not mentioned on watchdog website

A new possible side effect of Lariam, which is prescribed as an anti-malarial to members of the Defence Forces, was issued last year.

# malaria - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Autocorrect just made a very big fool of Naomi Campbell Malaria

Autocorrect just made a very big fool of Naomi Campbell

This is why proofreading your tweets is essential.

# malaria - Saturday 3 May, 2014

The deadliest creature on the planet? It's not even close

Humans? Pretty deadly. Lions? Not even in the top 10.

# malaria - Friday 25 April, 2014

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet

With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.

# malaria - Monday 7 April, 2014

Cases of malaria in Ireland rise for the third year in a row

71 were recorded last year.

# malaria - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Over half of Africa remains at "moderate to high" risk of malaria

However, seven countries – Cape Verde, Eritrea, South Africa, Ethiopa, Swaziland, Djibouti and Mayotte- have low enough transmission rates to make elimination a feasible goal.

# malaria - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

World's first malaria vaccine could be available for African children

GlaxoSmithKline will seek regulatory approval next year to market the vaccine against the disease which killed 660,000 in 2010.

# malaria - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled

A new test will cut down on the labour and time it takes to test for certain strains of malaria.

# malaria - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs

The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.

# malaria - Saturday 9 June, 2012

No plans to discontinue use of anti-malarial Lariam in Defence Forces

A small group of Irish soldiers are holding protests and bringing legal action over the use of Lariam in the Defence Forces. TheJournal.ie investigates.

# malaria - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research

Counterfeit anti-malaria medicines are contributing to deaths across the world and also leading to drug resistance – putting billions of people at risk – according to researchers.

# malaria - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Six teens 'injected with malaria' in Austrian psychiatric ward

The alleged victims claim they were deliberately given malaria while being treated psychiatrically at the ward in the 1960s.

# malaria - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Warning issued over fake malaria drugs

Researchers say that counterfeit or substandard drugs found in 11 African countries could help parasites develop a resistance to treatment.

# malaria - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Major Aids treatment fund suspends further grants over financial issues

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said today that global financial woes mean it can’t pledge any more funding until 2014.

# malaria - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Hope for medical breakthrough with 'effective' malaria vaccine

Almost a million people are year are killed by malaria – but a new vaccine could cut cases in young children by half, a trial suggests.

# malaria - Friday 16 July, 2010

SCIENTISTS IN America have successfully developed a malaria-resistant mosquito, the BBC reports. The genetically-engineered insect is immune to the strain of malaria contracted by humans.

Researchers at the University of Arizona engineered the mosquitoes, and the head of the project, Prof Michael Riehle, told the Arizona Republic that his plan is to eventually replace all wild mosquitoes with these ones.

The development could be a significant breakthrough in the prevention of the disease, which affects an estimated 250 million people every year. One million people, mostly children, are killed by the illness. Although preventative medicines are highly effective in combating the spread of malaria, some resistant strains of the illness have developed.

Although she had followed a course of Malaria preventatives, Cheryl Cole contracted the illness while on holiday in Tanzania. The X Factor star has been released from hospital and is now recovering at home, but has cancelled some of her workload to recuperate from the illness: