Malaria

  • GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine 6 days ago

    London: GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended exclusively for use outside the European Union but will be evaluated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 20, 2014

    This week's Citizen Journalist Show puts spotlight on issues affecting citizens from across the country. This episode features story of a rape victims fight for compensation to a story highlighting the plight of malaria survivors in Tripura. We also have a story of a young female mountaineers journey to Europe's...
  • Malaria makes you smell delicious to mosquitoes July 1, 2014

    Washington: Malaria may alter the way people smell to make them more alluring to mosquitoes, according to a new finding that can help detect the deadly disease non-invasively through body odour. An infection with malaria pathogens changes the scent of infected mice, making those infected more attractive to mosquitoes, researchers have...
  • Two more Malaria deaths; toll reaches 52 in Tripura June 28, 2014

    Agartala: With the reports of two more deaths from malaria, the death toll of the disease rose to 52 since its outbreak about 20 days ago, state Health Minister said on Saturday. Two deaths were reported from Kanchanpur sub-division in Norh Tripura district yesterday, Badal Choudhury said. "A total of...
  • Malaria epidemic kills 51 in Tripura June 27, 2014

    Agartala: A malaria epidemic has killed at least 51 people, including 42 children, in Tripura this month while thousands have fallen ill, officials said on Friday. Nearly 5,500 of some 25,000 who reported malaria like symptoms have tested positive for the disease, a health department spokesman told reporters here. While officials have...
  • Fever outbreak in Kerala under control: Kerala Chief Minister June 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Under attack from opposition parties in the assembly over outbreak of a fever in the state, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said unlike previous years, the disease is under control this time. "Today (Wednesday) is the 13th day that the assembly is in session and today you say...
  • Malaria continues havoc in Tripura, toll now 41 June 22, 2014

    Agartala: The deaths in a malaria outbreak in Tripura have risen to 41, including 31 children, a minister said here on Sunday. Over 22,000 people have fallen ill in the tribal-dominated mountainous areas of Dhalai, Gomti, Khowai, North Tripura and South Tripura districts. "At least 41 people, including 31 children, have died...
  • Delhi civic agencies launch pre-monsoon drives June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The civic agencies here Wednesday launched drives to improve sanitation situation and to prevent spread of malaria and dengue in the city during monsoon. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation launched the "Malaria and Dengue Prevention Month" to sensitise citizens about these diseases and their prevention and cure before the...
  • Genetically modified mosquitoes could help wipe out malaria June 11, 2014

    London: Scientists have successfully modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create male offspring, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria. Researchers from Imperial College London have tested a new genetic method that distorts the sex ratio of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, the main transmitters of the malaria parasite, so that...
  • GlaxoSmithKline aims to market world's first malaria vaccine October 8, 2013

    British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will seek marketing approval for the world's first malaria vaccine next year after trial data showed the shot significantly cut cases of the disease in African children. The vaccine known as RTS,S was found, after 18 months of follow-up, to have almost halved the number of malaria cases...
  • Delhi: Hospitals run out of bed due to spurt in dengue, malaria cases September 17, 2013

    News Delhi. There has been a surge in dengue and malaria cases in New Delhi. According to MCD, 466 cases of dengue and 401 cases of Malaria have been reported in the capital till September 14. For dengue, it's a spurt, compared to the cases registered in last couple of...
  • Over 300 dengue cases detected in September September 17, 2013

    Over 300 cases of dengue have been detected so far this month, marking an increase of more than 100 per cent over the August figure of 142. First two weeks of September have registered 304 cases, taking the total of dengue cases so far in the city to 466 in 2013,...
  • Monsoon: Officials worried about the rise in cholera, malaria cases August 7, 2013

    With the heavy spell of rain, Gujarat is in the grip of monsoon illnesses. Ahmadabad has recorded 424 cases of Malaria falciparum - the more lethal form of malaria. The Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation has also recorded 6,772 cases of malaria and 313 cases of dengue. ...
  • Dengue back to haunt Delhi, 98 cases confirmed November 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Dengue is back in Delhi with 98 cases identified ever since the outbreak. The experts have blamed it on the lack of fumigation and sources said that municipal workers were unwilling to work because they had not got their salaries. The fatal fever is on the rise in the...
  • Older drug Chloroquine found effective against malaria October 3, 2012

    Copenhagen: Chloroquine, an efficacious old drug, is once again beginning to work against malaria, one of the most widespread scourges in the world. Scientists and doctors fear that the malaria parasite will develop resistance to the current frontline treatment against malaria: Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (ACTs). Resistance (to drugs) monitoring at...
  • Scientists close to developing anti-malaria vaccine August 6, 2012

    Sydney: Australian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the quest for a vaccine against malaria, which snuffs out a million lives every year, particularly of children. The findings show that people who develop immunity to malaria develop antibodies that primarily target a protein known as PfEMP1, which is produced by...
  • Delhi: Monsoon sees rise in malaria, dengue cases July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Less than a week after the monsoon hit the national capital, scores of cases of dengue and malaria have already been reported. More than 86 cases of Malaria and five cases of dengue have been reported, which is almost double the number of cases reported in 2011 till...
  • 7 pc anti-malarial drugs in India fake: Study May 24, 2012

    Mumbai: In a shocking study published in medical journal, The Lancet, scientists have found that one-third of malaria medicines in South East Asia and Africa are either fake or of poor quality. What is even worse is that a majority of these fake medicines are being manufactured in India and...
  • '7 pc anti-malarial drugs sold in India fake' May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: A new study by UK-based medical journal Lancet has found that seven per cent of anti-malarial drugs tested in India are of poor quality and many are fake. The study goes on to say that 1 in every 3 anti-malarial drugs sold in southeast Asia are also fake....
  • New drug capable of tackling malaria: Ghulam Nabi Azad April 26, 2012

    Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the new Malaria drug is efficacius and safe as its a synthetic moelcue there will be no problem in production too. ...
  • Malaria is turning drug resistant, incurable: Report April 25, 2012

    Mumbai: By the time you're done watching this report, somewhere in the world - a child would have succumbed to malaria. A public health disaster in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of South East Asia, Malaria poses a threat to a 100 crore Indians, according to the latest World Malaria Report....
  • Medical breakthroughs of 2011 December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: 2011 was a year not just of landmark political revolutions but also of medical marvels. Be it HIV prevention or a vaccine for malaria, 2011 saw many medical breakthroughs. Here's a look at the top five: HIV treatment as prevention: It has been deemed as the most important scientific breakthrough...
  • Malaria vaccine trial in its final stages November 3, 2011

    Mumbai: The world's first malaria vaccine is in its final stages of clinical trials. It's proving to be 56 per cent effective, which means it will reduce the risk of the disease by more than half. After 30 years of research, this is the best shot for a malaria vaccine....
  • Dengue and malaria hit Gujarat, Hyderabad October 19, 2011

    New Delhi: It is that time of the year when dengue and malaria cases are at its peak. The worst hit this time have been Gujarat and Hyderabad. Mosquito maladies malaria and dengue have hit Ahmedabad with 9,392 cases of malaria reported, against more than 5,900 cases from last year. There...
  • World's first malaria vaccine works in major trial October 19, 2011

    London: An experimental vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline halved the risk of African children getting malaria in a major clinical trial, making it likely to become the world's first shot against the deadly disease. Final-stage trial data released on Tuesday showed it gave protection against clinical and severe malaria in five- to 17-month-olds...
  • Many malaria nations on course to end disease: WHO October 18, 2011

    Seattle: Nearly a third of all malaria affected countries are on course to eliminate the mosquito-borne disease over the next 10 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. In a progress report published by the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership at the start of an international Malaria Forum conference...
  • Delhi: MCD fines JNU for breeding mosquitoes July 27, 2011

    New Delhi: It's the season when academics take precedence, new chapters begin and lessons are learnt. But it seems some educational institutions have failed to do the latter. Because, with the onset of monsoons have arrived vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue etc. On Monday, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)...
  • Anti-malaria vaccine in sight, claim researchers August 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Researchers have claimed that they are very close to developing an anti-malaria vaccine. Almost 15,000 African children are participating in the phase three trials for the initiative. Two-year-old Philip Ouma is getting a shot that could transform the fight against malaria. He is one of the 15,000 African...
  • Malaria on the rise, BMC ignores statistics July 8, 2011

    Mumbai has seen a four-fold increase in rain-related diseases, while Municipal records show total apathy in health issues. ...
  • Mumbai: malaria kills four in just three weeks June 29, 2011

    Mumbai: Barely three weeks into the monsoons and Maximum City has been hit by a mutated strain of malaria - causing diarrhoea, stomach cramps, kidney disorders and dehydration instead of the common symptoms, fever with chills. And yet the number of cases has gone down this year - in just one...