Monkeys 'harbour malaria threat'

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    Another good reason not to be eatin' monkey meat...
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    Monkeys 'harbour malaria threat'
    8 April 2011 - A type of malaria could move from monkeys to humans, say scientists
     
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    No I do not.
     
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    Could be used to destroy disease-causing parasite...
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    Microbe Could Help Battle Malaria
    May 13, 2011 - Scientists have discovered a new microbe in the gut of a mosquito which they would like to use as a weapon against malaria.
     
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    More malaria research...
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    Malaria blocks 'super-infection'
    15 May 2011 : People can be bitten by 700 malaria-infected mosquitoes a year in some countries
     
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    Saving children from malaria...
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    Researchers Find Gene That Fights Severe Malaria in Children
    May 19, 2011 - Scientists have discovered a genetic variant in children that significantly reduces their risk of developing a life-threatening form of malaria.

     
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    Monkey is good if cooked the right way. Ebola and other blood-borne disease is more likely than malaria though. Malaria is transmitted by the bite of the female anopheles mosquito.
     
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    Malaria vaccine advances to clinical trials...
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    Malaria Vaccine in Clinical Trials in Africa
    June 20, 2011 - More than 2 million people die of malaria each year - a child every 45 seconds - with 90 percent of the cases in sub-Saharan Africa. That's why so much importance is placed on developing an effective vaccine.
     
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    Sulfa powder is good for keepin' chiggers off ya when ya go fishin'...
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    Drug Used to Treat Head Lice is Effective Against Malaria
    July 06, 2011 - Researchers have found that an inexpensive and widely-available drug used to treat river blindness in Africa and head lice in American school children is also effective in reducing malaria transmission, especially during seasonal epidemics of this worldwide scourge.
     
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    Malaria death toll significantly decreases...
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    Malaria deaths fall over 20% worldwide in last decade
    18 October 2011 - Malaria accounts for 20% of childhood deaths in Africa.
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    Study shows first-ever malaria vaccine cuts risk of disease in half
    Oct 18, 2011 - The results of a large-scale study of the first-ever malaria vaccine cuts the risk of the disease in half and could save millions of lives of small children.
     
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    Irrigation a source of malaria...
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    Irrigation Brings Malaria Along with Water
    August 14, 2013 — Irrigation can make a big difference in agricultural production and in the lives of farm families. But the artificial application of water may not all be for the better. A new study describes how irrigation can lead to a surge in malaria that can persist for a decade or more.
     

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