Latest Malaria News

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...

Libyan indoor soccer player dies in malaria outbreak in team

Jul. 29, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A malaria outbreak among Libya’s national indoor soccer team has claimed the life of one player while several others have been sickened following the team’s participation in the African Minifootball Cup in Nigeria, Libya’s sports ministry and its minifootball federation...

Vaccine maker BioNTech to use mRNA tech to target malaria

Jul. 26, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that it wants to use the mRNA technology behind its coronavirus vaccine to target malaria. The Germany-based company, which developed the first widely approved coronavirus shot together with U.S. partner Pfizer,...