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Ongoing Developments for Malaria Vaccine

Mosquitoes carry parasites and this it is the number of these organisms that these pests carry that are the cause of concern when it comes to malaria or a any other mosquito borne virus. As we know these diseases can be transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, as the saliva is injected into the blood stream. Here’s an article with more information:-

Malaria infection depends on number of parasites, not number of mosquito bites

For the first time, researchers have shown that the number of parasites each mosquito carries influences the chance of successful malaria infection.The finding has implications for vaccine development and studies into how the disease spreads in the field.

Important information in the ongoing development process of a vaccine to combat this killer disease.

There are a lot of big scientific words referred to in that video that may bamboozle the mind. However, it looks like things might be moving forward and although we may be quite some way off from any vaccine being available, it’s all taking a step in the right direction. It’s also been discovered that a chemical contained in an African tree, may also be able to kill the mosquito and the malaria parasite.

African trees kill both malaria mosquitoes and the parasite

Malaria is one of the world’s most serious infectious diseases and affects more than 200 million people each year. Scientists at the University of Oslo have examined the bark from two African trees and found substances that can kill both the mosquitoes that transmit malaria, and the parasite itself.

As we all know, mosquitoes carry many different types of potentially fatal diseases, so it’s vital that we protect ourselves against these killer bugs, 365 days a year, wherever in the world we may be.

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