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Friday, May 29, 2020



Delhi: Malaria, dengue cases creeping up

May 12, 2020 2:02 am

The South, North and East civic bodies have prepared a roadmap of activities — fogging and awareness drives — to be carried out in the coming days.

World Malaria Day 2020: Does malaria continue to be a threat during Covid-19 outbreak?

April 25, 2020 10:51 am

The early symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, myalgia and fatigue, might be confused with malaria and lead to challenges in early clinical diagnosis.

WHO warns that malaria deaths in Africa could double this year

April 23, 2020 7:17 pm

The region has more than 25,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with more than 1,200 deaths, and governments working with partners such as the WHO are focusing on tackling the pandemic.

Telling Numbers: Malaria drop is sharpest in India, 90% of cases are in 7 states

December 05, 2019 7:53 am

Compared to 2017, India reported 2.6 million fewer cases in 2018. This makes India the country with the largest absolute reductions among the countries that share 85% of the malaria burden.

Effective remedies to stop mosquito bites from itching

September 23, 2019 9:45 am

While getting bitten by a mosquito is common, one must exercise caution at a time when mosquito-borne diseases are widespread.

Delhi sees slight rise in malaria cases this year

September 17, 2019 7:57 am

Since cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between July and November, doctors have advised people to take precautionary measures to ensure there is no breeding of mosquito larvae.

Explained: Eradicating malaria by 2050 — why study says it can be done

September 10, 2019 8:25 am

Since 2000, global malaria incidence and death rates declined by 36 and 60 per cent, respectively. In 2017, 86 countries reported 219 million cases and 4,35,000 malaria deaths, down from 262 million cases and 8,39,000 deaths in 2000. Today, more than half of the world’s countries are malaria-free.

Malaria eradication possible by 2050, says Lancet report

September 09, 2019 3:00 pm

While global malaria incidence and death rates declined by 36 and 60 per cent respectively since the year 2000, the advancements are threatened by recent plateaus in global funding, together with a rise of malaria cases in 55 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, says the report.

India to contribute $22 million to Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria

September 04, 2019 9:42 am

India has had a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002 both as a recipient and as a donor. So far, India has received $2.0 billion from the Global Fund for attaining targets related to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria reduction.

Malaria linked to 30 per cent higher risk of heart failure: Study

September 03, 2019 9:52 am

Around 4,000 malaria cases were identified, with 40 per cent having plasmodium falciparum, a parasite transmitted through mosquito bites that is responsible for the majority of severe malaria cases in humans.