Malaria Site: All About Malaria

Malaria has been haunting mankind since evolution. It has killed more people than all the wars, has greatly influenced our history and geography and has changed many of our genes. Globally, ~3.2 billion people are at risk of malaria, and 1.2 billion are at high risk. In 2015, malaria caused 214 million infections and 438000 deaths; nearly 90% of these deaths occurred in Africa, and 70% occurred in children <5 years. Yet, global malaria funding needs to be increased, P. falciparum has become resistant to most medicines along the Cambodia–Thailand border and of the 78 countries reporting any monitoring data since 2010, 60 reported resistance to at least one insecticide in one malaria vector from one collection site, and 49 countries reported resistance to insecticides from two or more insecticide classes. Although we are said to be on track to meet the MDG target of reversing the incidence of malaria, the challenge of malaria continues…

This web site provides comprehensive information on the history, parasites and vectors, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, complications and control measures of malaria. It also showcases the malaria control efforts at Mangaluru, South India.

History | Parasites | Vectors | Pathogenesis | Clinical features | Diagnosis | Treatment | Complications | Control | Mangaluru

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Malaria Prevalence in the Urban Areas of Mangaluru in South India. Kakkilaya BS, Dayanand KK, Punnath K, Chandrashekar VN, Achur RN, Gowda CD. [See]
Malaria elimination in India and regional implications : Lancet Infect Dis. October 2016;16(10):e214–e224. At
New single-dose treatment shows promise in anti-malaria battle [Report]
Sri Lanka Becomes First Tropical Country to Eradicate Malaria [WHO Press Release | Sri Lankan Govt. | Can it be lesson? – CNN Report | Sri Lanka Succeeded where India Failed – India Today Report]
John Lewandowski, a PhD student in mechanical engineering at MIT, has designed a mechanical device called RAM (Rapid Assessment of Malaria) to detect malaria in five seconds from a drop of blood [Report]
How mosquitoes helped win the American Revolution By John R. McNeill | The mosquito has played a leading role in the rise and fall of empires throughout history By John R. McNeill
Malaria costs India Rs 11,640 crore yearly, dengue 6,000 crore: WHO [Times of India]
India sets out plan to eliminate malaria by 2030: BMJ | Govt.’s Rhetoric Must Meet Reality: The Hindu
World Malaria Report 2015: 214 million infections and 438000 deaths; nearly 90% of these deaths occurred in Africa. [WMR 2015]
Achieving the malaria MDG target: reversing the incidence of malaria 2000–2015: WHO, UNICEF Report, September 2015 [See]; India 3rd in no. of malaria deaths [TOI Report]
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Assays for Diagnosing Malaria in Endemic Areas. Jyotsna Shah, Olivia Mark, Helena Weltman, Nicolas Barcelo, Wai Lo, Danuta Wronska, Srinivas Kakkilaya, Aravinda Rao, Shalia T. Bhat, Ruchi Sinha, Sabah Omar, Peter O’bare, Manuel Moro, Robert H. Gilman, Nick Harris. PLOS One. September 2, 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136726. Full Text at [Times of India Report | Bangalore Mirror Report]
WHO Guidelines for the treatment of malaria: Third edition – 2015 [Full | Policy Advisory Committee Meeting]
Challenge of P. vivax Malaria [WHO Technical Brief | Confronting P. vivax | Baird K on P. vivax mortality | Naing C et al: P. vivax as severe malaria | P. vivax and choroquine resistance]
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)’s RTS,S, malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, gets approval of The European Medicines Agency (EMA) for use in children in Africa, awaits WHO nod [Guardian | Reuters | WSJ]
New anti-malaria drug developed at Dundee University [Nature | The Hindu | BBC]
Mosquitoes, not Maoists, kill most men in 106 Naxal affected districts of India. [See Report Mar 13, 2015]
Blood Group O protects and blood group A predisposes to severe malaria [See The Hindu | Science Daily | Abstract in Nature Medicine]
12.8 crore suspected malaria cases, 8.81 lakh confirmed cases recorded in India, says WHO World Malaria Report 2014 [See Report | See TOI]
New Software being Developed to Aid Malaria Control in Mangaluru, Supported by Mangalore Medical Relief Society [See]
SMS Reminders Help to Improve Compliance in Malaria Treatment [See News | Plos One Full Text]
Malaria’s Clinical Symptoms Fade on Repeat Infections Due to Loss of Immune Cells, UCSF-Led Team Finds [See]
wmr15 guidelines-3rded-coverSevere Malaria: WHO, 2012 Severe Malaria Supplement 2014 National Drug Policy India 2013

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