World Malaria Day on 25th April puts the spotlight on an infectious disease that has plagued (excuse the pun) human and animal kind for millennia. In 2019 alone, there were 229 million cases of malaria and just over 400,000 people died from it. Many organizations are working towards malaria elimination, and a key step towards this is understanding how the malaria parasite works. We have highlighted some recent research articles and reviews that help us understand this terrible disease.
World Malaria Day 2021
Recent Malaria Journal articles
The top 1%: quantifying the unequal distribution of malaria in Brazil
"There is no canonical path to malaria elimination and a more targeted and dynamic surveillance will be needed if Brazil decides to adopt the elimination target."
Poor larval survival, mating success, low fecundity and shorter survival under laboratory conditions all contribute to difficulties in colonizing of An. funestus.
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Other malaria papers at BMC
Malaria Journal is of course dedicated to publishing malaria research and reviews. However, you can find more malaria research at sister journals such as Infectious Diseases of Poverty and Parasites & Vectors and Microbiome.
You can view Infectious Diseases of Poverty's dedicated World Malaria Day page too.
Malaria blogs from BugBitten
BugBitten is a dedicated blog platform for the parasitology and vector biology community. It is run by a small group of regular bloggers assisted by guest posts from the community.
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