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How to defeat malaria        Video        The Economist        25 April 2019

 

Malaria still kills around 400,000 people a year.

Efforts to eradicate the disease have stalled because of drug resistance

óbut pioneering gene-editing technology might offer a new solution

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infectious disease > malaria        UK / USA

 

Malaria

is a serious tropical disease

spread by mosquitoes.

 

If it isn't diagnosed

and treated promptly,

it can be fatal.

 

A single mosquito bite

is all it takes for someone

to become infected.

 

(...)

 

Malaria is caused

by a type of parasite

known as Plasmodium.

 

There are many different

types of Plasmodia parasites,

but only 5 cause malaria in people.

 

The Plasmodium parasite

is mainly spread

by female Anopheles mosquitoes,

which mainly bite at dusk and at night.

 

When an infected mosquito

bites a person,

it passes the parasites

into the bloodstream.

 

Malaria can also be spread

through blood transfusions

and the sharing of needles,

but this is very rare.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/malaria/

 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/malaria/

https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cvenzmgylxwt/malaria

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/15/
835271594/buzzkill

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/04/
coronavirus-us-ventilators-new-york-trump-touts-unproven-cure-malaria-drug

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/01/12/
509482815/new-gene-editing-techniques-hold-the-promise-of-altering-the-fundamentals-of-lif

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/
science/gene-drive-mosquitoes.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/09/24/
650501045/mosquitoes-genetically-modified-to-crash-species-that-spreads-malaria

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/05/24/
613099137/how-a-cheap-magnet-might-help-detect-malaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mosquito-borne illness > malaria        UK / USA

 

Malaria is caused

by a tiny parasite,

transported by

a particular type of mosquito

from person to person.

 

Preventing mosquito bites

by using insect repellents

or nets and clothing

treated with insecticides

can reduce malaria in some areas.

 

And if people are infected,

drugs can be used

to kill the parasites

in their blood.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/
opinion/sunday/how-to-beat-malaria-once-and-for-all.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/malaria

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/05/
548624097/in-a-case-that-is-almost-impossible-girl-dies-of-malaria-in-italy

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/07/26/
539466224/neglected-tropical-disease-is-striking-in-sri-lanka

 

https://www.nytimes.com/video/international-home/
100000004881028/malaria-and-the-silent-spring.html - January 2017

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/03/09/
469845916/studies-reinforce-the-urgency-of-treating-pregnant-women-with-malaria

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/01/17/
463146954/obamas-upbeat-message-about-ending-malaria-omits-discouraging-signs

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/07/24/
425646886/why-a-vaccine-that-works-only-a-third-of-the-time-is-still-a-good-deal

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2015/03/18/
393367086/how-malaria-in-the-brain-kills-doctors-solve-a-medical-mystery

 

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jul/30/
malaria-experts-stamp-out-disease-drug-resistance-africa

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/
opinion/sunday/how-to-beat-malaria-once-and-for-all.html

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/10/
gm-mosquitos-malaria-genetic-modification

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/11/
250236361/global-malaria-deaths-hit-a-new-low

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/dec/14/
malaria-retreat-sub-saharan-africa

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/dec/08/
frank-fenner-obituary

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/mar/10/
sciencenews.medicineandhealth 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/jun/03/
science.science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stamp out malaria        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jul/30/
malaria-experts-stamp-out-disease-drug-resistance-africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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