The Anopheles stephensi is a well-known malaria mosquito, but still sort of new in Ethiopia, where it has caused dramatic, out-of-season outbreaks in ill-equipped cities, new research shows.
That's how neuroscientist Meg Younger describes her team's findings about how skeeters hone in on human aromas. And that could lead to better ways to keep us bite- and disease-free.
The vaccine couldn't have come at a more critical time, with a surge in cases and deaths from malaria during the pandemic. But its efficacy — and its schedule — are far from ideal.
At 83, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first democratically elected woman president, is "on the trail." She talks about malaria, her Nobel Peace Prize and the key for women in politics.
Resistance to the drug artemisinin was confirmed in Africa. Without better surveillance, experts say it is hard to track the threat.
A new report from the World Health Organization contains some encouraging numbers but also cause for concern, with both cases and deaths on the upswing last year. The pandemic is just one reason.
It's also the first vaccine against a parasitic disease in humans. But there are issues to consider, from its rate of effectiveness to the dosage schedule.
Did you even know the U.S. has a malaria czar? Who himself had malaria as a kid? We interview Dr. Raj Panjabi, newly appointed by President Joe Biden.
The No. 1 and 2 causes of death remain the same, but there have been a number of notable changes. And now there's a new disease to assess on the global landscape: COVID-19.