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How Chinese scientists cut local numbers of dangerous mosquito by 94%

2019-07-19 21:15

Chinese researchers were able to considerably reduce dangerous mosquito populations by using a bacteria-based strategy that interferes with their reproductive cycle.

Heading to a region with malaria? Some simple steps to keep you safe

2019-04-25 16:00

Every death from malaria is a tragedy. But many infections can be prevented. This is particularly true for holidaymakers, travellers, or people visiting their families in malaria endemic areas.

Beware post-Easter malaria outbreaks!

2019-04-24 15:28

If you have travelled to a warmer area over Easter, you would have been at risk of malaria, a health official has warned, after similar outbreaks after Easter the past few years.

New malaria research heads to the source of infection

2018-09-27 07:23

Researchers discover the survival mechanism of the Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria.

Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize

2018-06-25 20:06

Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialised laboratory technicians.

Fumigation teams helping in the fight against malaria in Limpopo

2018-04-25 15:15

Spraying households with long-acting residual insecticides is helping in the fight against malaria, says the Limpopo Department of Health.

Health dept on alert: This is why 800 000 homes are being fumigated

2017-12-15 10:41

In an effort to reduce infections and mortality caused by malaria, spraying has started early across Limpopo this season.

A new vaccine is promising to advance the frontier of eliminating malaria

2017-07-19 12:30

Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions, writes Simon Kariuki.

Outcry over shortage of malaria testing kits in hard-hit Mpumalanga

2017-05-29 13:11

Delays in delivery of malaria testing kits, and staff shortages in Mpumalanga, have sparked a widespread outcry from the communities where the disease is rapidly spreading.


WATCH: Land Rover powers mobile malaria project

2019-08-22 10:30

Researchers from Oxford University and local scientists conducted a 7350km trip across Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya to extract and analyse DNA in remote locations, generating useful genetic data within hours.

Your iron deficiency, or mild anaemia, could have a surprising benefit

2019-05-10 10:05

We’ve only ever heard of the dark side of iron deficiency and the severe health problems it can cause if left untreated. But could this condition have any positive effects?

Heading to a region with malaria? Some simple steps to keep your family safe

2019-04-25 11:42

After having studied the disease for more than 30 years, pathologist John Frean from Wits University shares the basics of prevention this World Malaria Day.

Thousands of mosquito nets to be distributed to fight malaria

2019-02-06 16:04

Mosquito nets are to be handed out for free to the farming communities around Hoedspruit and Tzaneen.

Malaria reported in Limpopo – is this an outbreak?

2018-09-20 09:05

Cases of malaria have been reported in Limpopo province, but the Malaria Institute believes they have everything in place to control further infections.

WATCH: Young Ugandan wins prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

2018-06-19 14:10

Brian Gitta, 24, has reportedly become the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, after he invented a device which tests malaria without drawing blood.

SA scientists have found perfume holds the answer to the growing threat of outdoor mosquitos carrying malaria

2018-04-25 11:17

They concocted a mixture that is a negative pseudo-azeotrope, used in perfumes – which happens to both repel and kill mosquitos.

Flood-hit Niger launches campaign to fight malaria

2017-09-08 19:25

Niger has launched a campaign to destroy mosquito breeding sites in the capital in the wake of heavy rains that have lashed the city since June.

Malaria cases drop dramatically in Mpumalanga

2017-05-30 17:41

Cases of Malaria in Mpumalanga have dropped dramatically in the past two weeks, acting director of the province's malaria control Mandla Zwane says.

Malaria respite in Limpopo and Mpumalanga

2017-05-14 10:37

Cooling weather may ease risk, but this must not lead to complacency.

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