Malaria

After a professor at Ufes contracts malaria, learn about the symptoms and risks of the disease

After a professor at Ufes contracts malaria, learn about the symptoms and risks of the disease

Photo: EBC This week, professor at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (Ufes) Fábio Luiz Partelli was hospitalized with malaria and, according to the university, the disease was probably contracted during a work trip to Africa last month. > Do you want to receive our news 100% free by WhatsApp? Click here and join our …

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Malaria booster vaccine shows lasting effectiveness, study suggests

Malaria booster vaccine shows lasting effectiveness, study suggests

A malaria vaccine created by Oxford researchers “is really exciting” and could help to dramatically reduce the number of children who die from the infection, experts suggest. A new study reports the efficacy of a malaria booster vaccine that shows long-lasting high efficacy in African children, meeting the World Health Organization (WHO) specified 75% efficacy …

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Brain cells detect presence of malaria parasite in blood, study says

Brain cells detect presence of malaria parasite in blood, study says

A study led by scientists at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) reveals that brain cells are able to detect the presence of the malaria parasite in the blood, triggering the inflammation at the origin of cerebral malaria. The conclusions of the study, published this week in the specialist journal PNAS, were released this Friday …

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Monoclonal antibody to prevent malaria infection

In October 2021, the WHO recommended the use of the Mosquirix vaccine as a preventive measure against infection, however, it offers partial protection with an estimated efficacy of 36.3% after 4 years of follow-up. Although there has been a great development in terms of malaria vaccination, other strategies are needed to reduce the global incidence …

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Malaria in pregnancy: what are the particularities?

Some populations, such as pregnant women, are at increased risk of developing severe cases of malaria, which can harm both the mother and the fetus. Although early diagnosis and treatment remain essential to increase the chances of a favorable outcome, malaria during pregnancy presents some differences in relation to the general population. Check out some …

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