/ Feb 23, 2017

First drug-resistant malaria parasite detected in Africa

For the first time in Africa, a malaria parasite has been found to be partially resistant to the top anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, researchers said Wednesday, raising concern about efforts to fight a disease that sickens hundreds of millions of people each year. The discovery means ...

/ Feb 2, 2017

Malaria superbugs threaten global control, scientists say

Multidrug-resistant malaria superbugs have taken hold in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, threatening to undermine progress against the disease, scientists said. The superbugs — malaria parasites that can beat off the best current treatments, artemisinin and piperaquine — have spread throughout Cambodia, with even ...

Malaria killing more people  than Ebola

/ Dec 29, 2014

Malaria killing more people than Ebola

West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. In Gueckedou, near the village where Ebola first started killing people in Guinea's tropical southern forests a ...

/ Apr 11, 2014

Controlling the mosquito menace

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Given the degree of suffering caused by mosquito-borne diseases, government leaders must not subject genetic-engineering solutions for controlling them to the same kinds of political and populist headwinds that have impeded the approval of genetically engineered agricultural products.

Tokyo urged to aid disease eradication battle

Jun 1, 2013

Tokyo urged to aid disease eradication battle

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The world may be on the verge of a historic breakthrough in the quest to eradicate infectious diseases once thought incurable, and Japan needs to be a key player, said Mark Dybul, an executive of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. "For ...

/ Apr 6, 2011

Fukushima disaster holds lessons for future

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WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The Japanese people have demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to respond to both natural and human-made disasters with remarkable resilience. Our sympathies and thoughts are with them as they face the aftermath of this disaster. It is far too early to know the full ...