Sunday marked World Tuberculosis Day. While T.B. doesn’t attract the same attention as influenza, malaria or Ebola, it recently surpassed HIV/AIDS to become the globe's leading infectious killer. In 2018, there were more than 10 million new cases. There hadn’t…
Malaria causes nearly half a million deaths worldwide every year. Ninety percent of them are in sub-Saharan Africa, where poor infrastructure limits delivery of drugs. But now there is worry that those drugs are losing effectiveness as disease strains become…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Biologists working in Mali found an invasive tree also doubles as a buffet and a haven for malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
By Roni Dengler
Researchers are studying the way twins smell for clues about the genetic basis of mosquito appeal.
By Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American
By Lauren Neergaard
California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
By Nsikan Akpan
Scientists find experimental evidence for the first time that a vaccine can make a virus worse.
By PBS NewsHour
High-tech maps may help researchers understand and predict disease outbreaks like malaria, an illness that kills between 600,000 and 1 million people each year. Scientists have begun using temperatures, rainfall patterns and other data to better target areas most at…
In other news Friday, cities across Egypt erupted in fresh violence as protesters accused the ruling military of failing to stop a soccer riot that killed 74 people this week. Also, malaria may be killing twice as many people as…
Each year, pneumonia kills more children around the world than malaria, measles and HIV combined. Ray Suarez reports from Nicaragua on efforts to combat the lung infection, which is the leading killer of children under the age of five.
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