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All you need to know about Mosquirix, first malaria vaccine approved by WHO

WHO approved Mosquirix based largely on results from ongoing research in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that tracked more than 800,000 children who have received the vaccine since 2019.
Health experts say that Mosquirix will save thousands of lives from malaria in Africa.(AP Photo)
Health experts say that Mosquirix will save thousands of lives from malaria in Africa.(AP Photo)
Published on Oct 07, 2021 07:28 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Historic day’: WHO go-ahead for broad use of first-ever malaria vaccine

The vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline Plc and its partners won a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday for use in children in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions with moderate to high transmission.
The shot prevented only about four in 10 malaria cases among children who received four doses in a large study, but the injection, along with other measures, could still save hundreds of thousands of lives.(AP)
The shot prevented only about four in 10 malaria cases among children who received four doses in a large study, but the injection, along with other measures, could still save hundreds of thousands of lives.(AP)
Published on Oct 07, 2021 02:02 AM IST
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Covid-19 has a 'devastating' impact on fight against HIV, TB and malaria: Report

  • The impact of Covid-19 on the fight against HIV, TB and malaria and the communities supported by Global Fund has been devastating. For the first time in the history of the global fund, key programmatic results have gone backwards.
Covid-19 has a 'devastating' impact on fight against HIV, TB and malaria: Report(Unsplash)
Covid-19 has a 'devastating' impact on fight against HIV, TB and malaria: Report(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 10:20 AM IST
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GB Nagar reports 13 cases of malaria in August, CMO orders surveillance of fever

Last year, the district had a total of five cases between January and August. Officials said this was due fewer tests conducted during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Officials said that transmission period of vector borne diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya, which spread through mosquito bites, is between July and November.(Representational image)
Officials said that transmission period of vector borne diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya, which spread through mosquito bites, is between July and November.(Representational image)
Updated on Aug 31, 2021 11:33 PM IST
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By Ashni Dhaor, Noida

Delhi likely to miss 2022 target to root out malaria

Officials said this is mainly because malaria cases weren’t diagnosed, treated at major government hospitals, or reported by smaller private practitioners during the pandemic. So far, Delhi has reported 32 cases of malaria this year.
Officials said a major handicap of the elimination programme in Delhi is that the disease is not a notifiable disease, meaning healthcare institutions do not have to report cases to the civic authorities.(HT Archive)
Officials said a major handicap of the elimination programme in Delhi is that the disease is not a notifiable disease, meaning healthcare institutions do not have to report cases to the civic authorities.(HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 02:40 AM IST
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By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Study finds opiate overdoses can lead to poor mental health

A new study finds correlation between fatal opiate overdoses and mental and physical distress using surveys of physically and mentally unhealthy days. Mental distress increases the relative risk of dying from a drug overdose by as much as 39 per cent.
Study finds opiate overdoses can lead to poor mental health(Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash)
Study finds opiate overdoses can lead to poor mental health(Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash)
Updated on May 27, 2021 10:36 AM IST
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Delhi High Court files suo motu PIL on mosquito menace in city

The observations came even as the three civic bodies in the national capital are gearing up to conduct mega drives this week to ensure vector control.
The north civic body has also identified over 170 sites, which are prone to water accumulation and fit for mosquito breeding.(File photo)
The north civic body has also identified over 170 sites, which are prone to water accumulation and fit for mosquito breeding.(File photo)
Published on May 25, 2021 04:17 AM IST
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By Richa Banka, Ashish Mishra

Multiple mosquito blood meals can expedite risk of malaria: Study

A study lead by a team of researchers from Virginia Tech and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health claimed that multiple bouts of blood-feeding by mosquitoes shorten the incubation period for malaria parasites and increase malaria transmission potential.
A study lead by a team of researchers from Virginia Tech and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health claimed that multiple bouts of blood-feeding by mosquitoes shorten the incubation period for malaria parasites and increase malaria transmission potential.(Unsplash)
A study lead by a team of researchers from Virginia Tech and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health claimed that multiple bouts of blood-feeding by mosquitoes shorten the incubation period for malaria parasites and increase malaria transmission potential.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 02:30 PM IST
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Boston | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale

Team co-led by Indian scientists discovers how malaria affects brain

According to the researchers, cerebral malaria is a severe, life-threatening complication of infection with the Plasmodium falciparum parasite that can infect humans through the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes.
The study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on Wednesday, used cutting-edge MRI scans to compare the changes in the brains of survivors with those who died from the disease across different age-groups.(AP (Representative Image))
The study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on Wednesday, used cutting-edge MRI scans to compare the changes in the brains of survivors with those who died from the disease across different age-groups.(AP (Representative Image))
Published on Dec 16, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

3 children dead, over 50 people fall ill in Bihar’s Rohtas district

As many as 18 out of the 46 people examined by the medical team tested positive for malaria, however, the reason for others falling ill is not clear yet, said an official
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Updated on Dec 07, 2020 10:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sasaram | By Prasun K Mishra

Covid-19 may set back progress made in eradicating malaria

Covid-19 deaths crossed 1.5 million worldwide on December 3, which is close to four times the 411,000 malaria deaths, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Malaria Report 2020 released on November 30.
In 2019, total funding reached $3 billion against a global target of $5.6 billion, but the Covid-19 pandemic burden on health systems and global economy is expected to be a further set back.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
In 2019, total funding reached $3 billion against a global target of $5.6 billion, but the Covid-19 pandemic burden on health systems and global economy is expected to be a further set back.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 02:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma

Females clear asymptomatic malaria infection faster than males: Study

A recent study revealed that females are able to clear asymptomatic malaria infections at a faster rate than their male counterparts.
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Updated on Oct 28, 2020 09:50 AM IST
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California | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Dengue, malaria a new threat for Covid patients

Doctors in at least two Delhi hospitals have reported patients with twin infections of Covid-19 and dengue or malaria, a trend that could become worrying since the double disease may be deadlier, and the region is entering its most critical season for mosquito-transmitted diseases.
The anecdotal reports tie in with latest findings that suggest a high prevalence of co-infections of(File photo)
The anecdotal reports tie in with latest findings that suggest a high prevalence of co-infections of(File photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 05:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt

Mosquito immune system likely to help fight malaria: Scientists

Malaria affects more than 200 million people worldwide and killed an estimated 405,000 people in 2018 - most of them babies and children under five years old.
The findings, published in the journal Science, could help scientists uncover new ways of preventing mosquitoes from spreading the malaria parasite to people and break the chain of transmission, the researchers said.(Unsplash)
The findings, published in the journal Science, could help scientists uncover new ways of preventing mosquitoes from spreading the malaria parasite to people and break the chain of transmission, the researchers said.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 12:18 PM IST
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London | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Study predicts surge in HIV, TB and malaria deaths amid Covid-19 pandemic

The impact of Covid-19 could undo some of the significant progress against these diseases made over the past two decades, said Timothy Hallett, a professor at Imperial College London who co-led the study.
As already weak health systems grapple with severe disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic, deaths due to other diseases could increase.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
As already weak health systems grapple with severe disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic, deaths due to other diseases could increase.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 06:56 AM IST
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London | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Hit hard by Covid-19, Bengal braces for dengue, malaria as monsoon breaks

Health officials say matters could worsen because the symptoms of Covid-19, dengue and malaria and a few other diseases such as typhoid and common flu often overlap.
Commuters caught in the rain on the Howrah bridge in Kolkata on Friday.(PTI)
Commuters caught in the rain on the Howrah bridge in Kolkata on Friday.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Hisar admn to tackle malaria with gambusia fish

An official spokesperson said the main diet of the gambusia fish was mosquito larvae
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Published on May 04, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Hisar

Swine flu, malaria and HIV drugs: Mumbai doctors’ Covid-19 treatment formula

Doctors say combination of the three drugs has helped cure Covid-19 patients
One cured patient is a 45-year-old resident of Madanpura with a travel history from Delhi, who was admitted to Kasturba Hospital with complaints of fever, cold, dry cough and bodyache on March 21. ( Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
One cured patient is a 45-year-old resident of Madanpura with a travel history from Delhi, who was admitted to Kasturba Hospital with complaints of fever, cold, dry cough and bodyache on March 21. ( Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 10:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai

Why Indian Parliamentarians are backing the fight against malaria

Let us pledge that we will eliminate malaria even from the remotest corner of India by 2030. Only when we leave no one behind will we cross the finish line
Mosquitoes neither respect state boundaries, nor differentiate between political parties and ideologies. An important priority should be extending the National Strategic Plan to 2030 and increasing the domestic funding for malaria(HTPHOTO)
Mosquitoes neither respect state boundaries, nor differentiate between political parties and ideologies. An important priority should be extending the National Strategic Plan to 2030 and increasing the domestic funding for malaria(HTPHOTO)
Updated on Mar 14, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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By KJ Alphons and Gaurav Gogoi

Punjab records highest malaria, swine flu cases in five years

1,062 malaria cases recorded this year against 624 cases last year while at 541, swine flu cases saw whooping jump with only 47 positive counts in 2018
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Published on Nov 02, 2019 08:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Mandeep Kaur Narula, Amritsar

India contributes 22mn USD to global fund for fighting AIDS, TB and Malaria

India shares a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002 both as recipient and as a donor.
Global Fund support with investment of USD 2 billion so far has made significant contribution in attaining targets related to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria reduction.(SHUTTERSTOCK.)
Global Fund support with investment of USD 2 billion so far has made significant contribution in attaining targets related to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria reduction.(SHUTTERSTOCK.)
Published on Sep 03, 2019 09:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul

Mosquito-borne diseases a big global concern

Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chickungunya pose a great threat to more than half of the world’s population. In 2007, malaria alone caused over 435,000 deaths in the world, while due to this deadly disease more than a thousand people lost their lives in India in the last four-and-a-half years. Read about how these diseases spread and what species of mosquitoes transmit them.
Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chickungunya pose a great threat to more than half of the world’s population.(Shutterstock)
Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chickungunya pose a great threat to more than half of the world’s population.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 05:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HTC

1,800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi: UN

In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded in Burundi in 2019 -- a figure roughly equal to half its entire population.
The tiny country of 11 million people in the African Great Lakes region has still not declared a national emergency, despite OCHA saying the outbreak crossed “epidemic proportions” in May.(PTI image)
The tiny country of 11 million people in the African Great Lakes region has still not declared a national emergency, despite OCHA saying the outbreak crossed “epidemic proportions” in May.(PTI image)
Published on Aug 06, 2019 02:33 PM IST
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Nairobi | By Agence France-Presse

Eight new cases of malaria confirmed last week, say health officials

Health workers said the eight cases were reported from areas such as Wazirabad and Pataudi, and that those affected were between 30 and 40 years of age. All the eight cases of malaria were caused by the Plasmodium vivax species of the malaria parasite.
All the eight cases of malaria were caused by the Plasmodium vivax species of the malaria parasite, which happens to be the most frequent carrier of the disease.(Shutterstock)
All the eight cases of malaria were caused by the Plasmodium vivax species of the malaria parasite, which happens to be the most frequent carrier of the disease.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 06, 2019 04:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

With malaria and dengue on the rise, Gurugram civic body begins fogging in city

Fogging consists of spraying insecticides on walls of buildings and in dark spaces where mosquitoes hide.
The MCG has deployed 16 workers and 26 fogging machines—two vehiclemounted and the rest handheld—across the city.(HT File Photo)
The MCG has deployed 16 workers and 26 fogging machines—two vehiclemounted and the rest handheld—across the city.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 10, 2019 11:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram

High temperature, scant rainfall, lead to fewer cases of dengue, malaria

As per data provided by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which maintains record of vector-borne diseases reported across the city, the number of malaria cases in Delhi stood at 31 till Saturday(June 22).
The number of dengue cases has reached 22, and there were seven cases of Chikungunya, the report stated.(HT Photo)
The number of dengue cases has reached 22, and there were seven cases of Chikungunya, the report stated.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 04:24 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

3 new cases of malaria confirmed; total number of patients at five

Two cases of malaria were confirmed by the health department in May.
Three cases of malaria have been confirmed this month, according to the district health department, taking the total number of cases of the vector-borne disease to five so far this year.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Three cases of malaria have been confirmed this month, according to the district health department, taking the total number of cases of the vector-borne disease to five so far this year.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 08:46 AM IST
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Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

India’s past learnings can help it eradicate malaria

Data indicates that it is headed in the right direction, but the last mile is the hardest
Malaria, which is a parasitic infection that spreads between people through the bite of the infected female anopheles mosquito and causes symptoms like fever, headache, chills and vomiting, can be eliminated only by stopping indigenous transmission of the infection(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Malaria, which is a parasitic infection that spreads between people through the bite of the infected female anopheles mosquito and causes symptoms like fever, headache, chills and vomiting, can be eliminated only by stopping indigenous transmission of the infection(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 06, 2019 08:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

GGM civic body launches new app to tackle malaria, dengue

Officials said the app would be available for residents in a few months. Once available, residents of the city can upload photos and information about breeding sites.
Health workers deployed in dengue and malaria surveillance activities can mark the spots where they find mosquito-breeding or the spots that are potential breeding sites.(Shutterstock)
Health workers deployed in dengue and malaria surveillance activities can mark the spots where they find mosquito-breeding or the spots that are potential breeding sites.(Shutterstock)
Published on May 17, 2019 02:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurgaon | By HT Correspondent

Second confirmed case of malaria reported in city

The year’s first case was confirmed on April 16, when a 38-year-old man, a resident of Sector 56, tested positive for the disease.
An eight-year-old girl, a resident of Basai village in the district, was diagnosed with malaria earlier this month, and blood specimens tested in a laboratory confirmed the disease on Friday, health department officials said.
An eight-year-old girl, a resident of Basai village in the district, was diagnosed with malaria earlier this month, and blood specimens tested in a laboratory confirmed the disease on Friday, health department officials said.
Updated on May 12, 2019 12:15 AM IST
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