India faces the imminent threat of malaria parasites that are resistant to the drug artemisinin, the frontline treatment against malaria, spreading from Myanmar into its territory, putting thousands of lives at risk, researchers have warned.
Scientists have teamed up to use satellite data for targeting deadly parasites and help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids (infection by the larval stage of the dog tapeworm).
A team of scientists has identified two molecular pathways that can lead to new therapeutic targets for cerebral malaria and also, discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the outcome of the disease.
A new study has revealed that malaria-spreading mosquitoes require minute changes in concentrations of exhaled carbon dioxide to know whether you are at home or not, which then triggers them to land on human skin.
Tribals who constitute 8 percent of country's population account for nearly 50 percent of malarial deaths and 70 percent of brain malaria cases, Tribal Affairs Secretary Hrusikesh Panda said here on Wednesday.