Latest Malaria News

WHO: No 'doomsday,' but malaria fight disrupted by pandemic

Dec. 06, 2021 08:19 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that the global response to the longtime threat of malaria has taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted health services in many countries, leading to tens of thousands more deaths worldwide last year — as questions remain on...

6 penguins die at Indiana zoo after avian malaria infections

Dec. 01, 2021 11:59 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Six African penguins have died at a northwest Indiana zoo after falling ill with avian malaria, zoo officials said. The Columbian Park Zoo announced Tuesday that the penguins died despite around-the-clock care that included anti-malarial...

Scientists mystified, wary, as Africa avoids COVID disaster

Nov. 19, 2021 11:55 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At a busy market in a poor township outside Harare this week, Nyasha Ndou kept his mask in his pocket, as hundreds of other people, mostly unmasked, jostled to buy and sell fruit and vegetables displayed on wooden tables and plastic sheets. As in much of Zimbabwe,...

Africa welcomes new malaria vaccine as a 'game-changer'

Oct. 07, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — African health officials are optimistic that the world’s first malaria vaccine endorsed by the World Health Organization will “dramatically change” the way the continent of 1.3 billion people fights the disease. The new malaria vaccine is...

UN endorses world's 1st malaria vaccine as 'historic moment'

Oct. 06, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the world's first malaria vaccine and said it should be given to children across Africa in the hope that it will spur stalled efforts to curb the spread of the parasitic disease. WHO Director-General...

Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa

Sep. 22, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to stop its spread. Researchers in Uganda analyzed blood...

Post-monsoon fever outbreak kills over 100 in Indian state

Sep. 15, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said Wednesday. The state’s Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh told The...