Looks Like Malaria is on the DECLINE!

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    I don't understand the co relation between global warming and malaria. Is there supposed to be more stagnant water or something with a warmer planet? Makes no sense.

    A co relation with Yellow Fever might make sense, as the mosquitoes involved couldn't survive cold temperatures and died off during the winter outside of the carrabian. But there is no yellow fever anymore.

     
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    What the warmers are trying to do is claim that because the world is "warming" the mosquitos are travelling to areas that they have never been before. This of course ignores the fact that 80 years ago a malaria outbreak in Archangel, a mere 125 miles south of the Arctic Circle, claimed around 3,000 lives and affected as many as 60,000.
    And if you bother to read some real history it turns out that Oliver Cromwell died of complications of malaria and septicaemia on a cold September day in the marshlands of East Anglia in Great Britain way back in 1658....long before AGW theory was ever invented.
     
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    Progress in the fight against malaria - but more needs to be done...
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    US Promotes Active Surveillance in Global Fight Against Malaria
    April 24, 2013 WASHINGTON — In the 13 years since the United Nations first marked April 25 as World Malaria Day, dramatic progress has been made in preventing, controlling and treating this deadly tropical disease. Experts believe that with improved surveillance and more diligent treatment efforts, the disease could be soon be eradicated. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, is playing a major role in those malaria eradication efforts.
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    Progress Has Been Made In Containing Malaria, More Needs To Be Done
    April 24, 2013 - Malaria once afflicted people in nearly every country on the planet. Insecticides and eradication campaigns over the past century have contained this mosquito-borne parasitic disease to fewer than 100 countries. Yet in those mainly tropical countries where malaria is still prevalent, it kills more than 650,000 people each year, most of them children.
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    Controlling Malaria Improves Health And Boosts Economy
    April 24, 2013 - The World Health Organization (WHO) says malaria is preventable, treatable and can be defeated. In marking World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25, WHO says investing in malaria control pays big dividends in terms of improved health and economic development.
     
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    Malaria vaccine show early promise...
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    Malaria vaccine shows early promise in clinical trials
    8 August 2013 > A malaria vaccine has shown promising results in early stage clinical trials, according to researchers.
     
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    Malaria parasite growing resistant to anti-malaria drug artemisinin...

    Rapid Blood Test Reveals Growing Resistance to Malaria
    September 10, 2013 ~ Scientists have developed a simple, rapid blood test to determine the malaria parasite's resistance to artemisinin, currently the most effective drug available to treat the mosquito-borne infection. Unfortunately, the drug is becoming less effective. But researchers are hoping the test will eventually help patients with drug-resistant malaria.
     
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    DR-malaria remains a concern...
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    Despite Gains in Controlling Malaria, Drug Resistance Remains a Concern
    April 23, 2014 ~ Malaria is a disease that kills more than 600,000 people every year. It debilitates even more. Each year on World Malaria Day, we take stock of the disease, what’s been done to contain it, and what still needs to be done.
     
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    Artemisinin losing it's effectiveness as malaria becomes drug resistant...
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    New wave of drug-resistant malaria threatens millions
    5 Jun 2014: Scientists in south-east Asia call for pre-emptive strike in Burma jungle to contain resistant strain spreading to India and Africa
     
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    Clue to Track Resistance to Malaria Drug Found...
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    Scientists Find Clue to Track Resistance to Malaria Drug
    November 04, 2016 — Scientists have discovered genetic markers in malaria parasites linked to resistance to the key anti-malarial medicine piperaquine, and say their work could help doctors and health officials monitor and limit the spread of such resistance.
     

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