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Malaria Tablets Articles

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What are the different malaria tablets?

Malaria is a serious tropical disease that is both preventable and treatable yet it is one of the biggest killers of humans on earth. It is caused by a parasite known as the Plasmodium parasite which is carried and spread by the female Anopheles...

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Can you get malaria tablets on prescription?

Malaria is an extremely serious disease that occurs in tropical parts of the world; the majority of cases and deaths from malaria happen in sub-Saharan Africa although you are still at risk if you are travelling to South-East Asia, the Western Pacifi...

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Malaria and global warming

Malaria is a very serious disease that can be deadly if not treated.  The disease is caused by a parasite that is transmitted via the bite of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It can be prevented and can be treated using antimalarial me...

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The history of malaria

That bug, of course, is a mosquito which, when it bites, feeds on your blood and in doing so can transmit disease from person to person. Whilst it is very difficult to estimate numbers, roughly speaking it is thought that as many as 750,000 huma...

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The challenges of an effective malaria vaccine

So why is it taking so long to develop a malaria vaccine when new vaccines are developed all the time? There approximately 225 million cases of malaria globally and as many as 800,000 resultant deaths per year; most of the victims are children u...

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Antimalarials for COVID-19

Chloroquine is a medication that is taken to prevent malaria infection. A version of Chloroquine, known as Hydroxychloroquine, has shown promise as a COVID-19 treatment. 

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Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a serious viral infection carried by mosquitoes. It is found in most of sub-Saharan Africa and South America, and parts of Central America and the Caribbean. There is currently no cure for yellow fever and severe cases can be fatal, s...

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Everything You Need to Know About Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasites of the plasmodium family. If left undiagnosed and untreated, malaria can be fatal.