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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.
The Anopheles stephensi mosquito | pixnio.com

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.
An artist's rendition of the Earth's magnetic field | NASA

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.
Health workers trying to reach inaccessible areas in Bastar to conduct malaria tests. | Photo by special arrangement

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.
A healthworker conducted a malaria test in the Bastar region, Chhattisgarh | By special arrangement

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.
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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.
The post-Covid clinic at Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital | Photo: Simrin Sirur | ThePrint

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.
Representational image of health workers conducting Covid-19 tests in Maharashtra | Photo: ANI

How to handle Covid plus dengue, malaria or seasonal flu? Health ministry issues guidelines

Ministry tells physicians to keep a ‘high index of suspicion’ and ‘constant awareness’ of the possibility of co-infections of seasonal diseases with Covid-19.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal | Linkedin

Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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