New Research Points to Potential Effective Control of Malaria

A team of scientists in Kenya have demonstrated that a microbe found in a small percentage of mosquitoes in western Kenya completely blocks the transmission of the malaria parasite. If continuing research finds effective ways to spread the microbe more widely among mosquito populations, the findings published 4 May in the journal Nature could pave the way to saving hundreds of thousands of lives a year.

Dry Blood Spot sample collection for Malaria diagnosis.


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