CHARMINAR: Even as anti-fogging and anti-larval operations are being carried out, there has been an alarming rise in malaria and dengue cases in the Old City.

Within the human host, the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is exposed to multiple selection pressures. The host environment changes dramatically in severe malaria, but the extent to which the parasite responds to—or is selected by—this environment remains unclear. From previous studies, the parasites that cause severe malaria appear to increase expression of a restricted but poorly defined subset of the PfEMP1 variant, surface antigens. PfEMP1s are major targets of protective immunity.

PATNA: With the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) virtually failing to curb breeding of mosquitoes in various localities of the city, people are at the receiving end here.

As many as nine cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi in the first two months this year, indicating the early spread of the virus carrying the vector-borne disease in the national Capital.

This report outlines the results of a scientific study of the impacts of weather, climate variability, and climate change on health in Mozambique, with a focus on diarrheal disease and malaria.

False-negative results for Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein (HRP) 2–based rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are increasing in Eritrea. We investigated HRP gene 2/3 (pfhrp2/pfhrp3) status in 50 infected patients at 2 hospitals. We showed that 80.8% (21/26) of patients at Ghindae Hospital and 41.7% (10/24) at Massawa Hospital were infected with pfhrp2-negative parasites and 92.3% (24/26) of patients at Ghindae Hospital and 70.8% (17/24) at Massawa Hospital were infected with pfhrp3-negative parasites.

Luanda - At least USD 44 million is the amount made available by the Global Fund to finance actions to control malaria, HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis in the country, said Monday in Luanda, its coordi

Calcutta: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will preside over a meeting to discuss vector-control measures on Wednesday.

Jaipur: On the first day of the three-day door-to-door campaign launched in the city, health authorities reached at the doorsteps of the people for checking their health.

Panaji: After battling to reduce malaria cases for almost a decade, the state government is aiming to achieve zero indigenous malaria transmissions and zero malaria deaths by 2020.

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