Scientists believe they have uncovered how Plasmodium falciparum jumped hosts 50,000 years ago; from gorillas to humans. The study demonstrates a novel understanding of how pathogens can jump between species.
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Researchers recently profiled the single-cell transcriptomes of thousands of individual parasites to provide the first high-resolution atlas of malaria parasite gene expression across the lifecycle.
Multidrug resistance to two antimalarials, used in combination as a first-line therapy, has been found using genomic surveillance to be rapidly spreading throughout Asia.
New research has assessed a genetically engineered fungus for the control of malaria mosquitoes in the first semi-field trial, demonstrating that populations were reduced by more than 99%.
Argentina and Algeria have officially been certified as free of malaria by the WHO, both becoming the second country in their respective regions to achieve this certification.
A large-scale trial of RTS,S – the world’s first malaria vaccine to provide partial protection – is due to commence in Malawi, Kenya and Ghana.
A huge upsurge in malaria cases has been caused by Venezuela’s socioeconomic and political crisis, undoing years of progress and endangering neighbouring countries, according to research presented at ECCMID.
A single, oral dose of antimalarial DSM265 has cleared seven volunteers of a Plasmodium falciparum infection, according to the trial from the Medicines for Malaria Venture.
With progress plateauing for a second consecutive year and global financing also levelling off, the WHO has called for a ‘high burden to high impact’ country-led strategy.