World Malaria Day With Nothing But Nets: An Experience in Advocacy

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By Thomas E. Anderson, Ph.D. As a Science Policy Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, I recently participated in the 2017 Nothing But Nets (NBN) Malaria Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, with Capitol Hill visits on World Malaria Day, April 25. This experience was very energizing and encouraging, demonstrating that, despite political divides, there […]

Avoiding the Outbreak of Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Malaysia

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By Laura Kraft This post is the eighth in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. The Fifth Malaria I can imagine the scene. An American surveyor traipsing through the […]

Did the Malaria Parasite First Evolve in the Insect Vector or the Vertebrate Host?

By John P. Roche Malaria is a terrible problem, killing nearly half a million people per year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. This serious disease is caused by a protozoan parasite of the genus Plasmodium, which is spread to humans by mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. In the Anopheles mosquito, the life cycle of the parasite […]

Anopheles Mosquitoes as Vectors of Malaria in East Africa: Bed Nets and Beyond

By John P. Roche Malaria is a devastating disease, with almost two hundred million cases and half a million deaths per year worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that the rate of mortality from malaria has decreased 47% since the year 2000, and the reduction in the rate of mortality has been even more impressive […]

New Research May Lead to Breathalyzer Test for Malaria

According to the World Health Organization, more than 500,000 people die each year from malaria, a disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes in the genus Anopheles. In addition to the half a million deaths, about 200 million people are infected annually. Now researchers at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian […]