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Category: Malaria

Parasitologist for the People

LT Knipes chats with school children who have been enrolled and are waiting to be tested for lymphatic filariasis and malaria in Nord Est Department, Haiti.

Global health emergencies are a constant in today’s world. In recent years, we have seen the impact of natural disasters, mass migrations, famines, conflicts, and more. When there are large population movements, we see rapid spread of infectious disease. When there is famine, those affected have a compromised immune system, allowing them to contract illnesses easier. For these reasons it is vital that public health staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is on the scene. Read More >

Posted on by Adrienne Lefevre, MPH, CHESLeave a commentTags , , , ,

The Road Ahead to Malaria Eradication

World Malaria Day arrives today with a theme that is equal parts ambition and aspiration—“End Malaria for Good.” It’s catchy and encapsulates a universal goal. It also compels us to take unflinching stock to understand where we are in the fight against this beguiling foe. And more importantly, what needs to change to end a Read More >

Posted on by Patrick Kachur, Chief, Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, CDCLeave a commentTags , , , ,

Mozambique FELTP fellows evaluate impact of malaria bed net campaign

One thing is to read a protocol, and quite another to write a protocol, do the field work, and see it through to the end" - Geraldo Chambe, FELTP resident

Four Mozambican epidemiologists-in-training spent a month walking up to ten kilometers a day to make sure that one of the most effective malaria control interventions was reaching the poorest Mozambicans. Malaria is the leading cause of death in Mozambique, and insecticide-treated bed nets are one of the key malaria control measures. Since 2007, the U.S. Read More >

Posted on by Mateusz Plucinski, PhD, MPH, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Malaria BranchLeave a commentTags , , , ,

Strengthening Global Health Security Protects Americans

The 5 Ways Diseases in Other Countries Can Kill You

  This blog was originally posted on CNN.com on February 13, 2014.   The world is smaller and people are more mobile than at any time in history. This makes it easier than ever for what’s happening anywhere on the globe to harm Americans’ health. Here are five ways diseases in other countries pose a Read More >

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