Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicMalaria

Topic: malaria

Pandemic disrupts global malaria fight, deaths rise for first time in 3 years, WHO says

The number of malaria cases and deaths in 2020 were at least 40% higher than the WHO targets. The agency said its 2030 goals are now at risk.

World finally gets a malaria vaccine and it has an Indian connection: Bharat Biotech

WHO gave its nod to RTS,S after pilot projects in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya found significant reduction in incidence of severe disease. 

On World Mosquito Day, here are five ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes

Repellent sprays, racquets and roll ons — several new-age solutions have emerged to protect oneself from mosquitoes.

This discovery of 29 ‘new’ mosquito genes could open door to curbing malaria spread in India

Scientists in India and the US discovered 29 genes in malaria-causing mosquitoes that make the mosquito resistant to insecticides.

Earth’s magnetic field broke down 42,000 years ago, triggering extinctions & climate crisis

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

India sees largest drop in malaria cases in SE Asia — from 20 mn in 2000 to 5.6 mn last year

The World Malaria Report 2020 said that in 2019, malaria cases globally numbered about 229 million, an annual estimate that has remained virtually unchanged over the last 4 years.

Bastar anti-malaria success encourages govt to take programme to all parts of Chhattisgarh

Bastar saw over 65% fall in malaria incidences in September compared to last year. The drive will now be taken to Surguja division before being launched statewide.

While Covid raged, Chhattisgarh covered over 6,000 villages under ‘Malaria Mukt Bastar’ project

Chhattisgarh government launched the 'Malaria Mukt Bastar' project in January this year. Malaria cases are down by 65% in the seven districts covered in the project.

How malaria remains dormant in human body and reappears months later

Plasmodium falciparum, deadliest malarial parasite, has distinct genetic mechanism that lets it hide in bloodstream undetected for up to 6 months before rainy season, new study finds.

As Covid cases spike again, Delhi govt tells hospitals to be prepared for dengue, malaria too

Delhi govt advisory details the tests hospitals should be ready to conduct, and directs physicians to give antiviral oseltamivir to all Covid patients if there’s a flu outbreak.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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