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Malaria parasites in Africadecline 24pc, new study shows

Malaria parasites in Africadecline 24pc, new study shows

2017-10-12 12:47:50, thecitizen.co.tz

Dar es Salaam. There is a decline in the prevalence of parasites causing malaria in Africa, a new study published on Wednesday October 11 in the Journal Nature shows. It’s said to be the largest-ever data-set spanning 115 years. Findings include results of 7.8 million blood samples collected across 37,000 locations in 43 countries, including Tanzania. Lead author of the study, Prof Robert Snow of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Nairobi and his colleagues gathered data from the past 115 years on the prevalence of a malaria parasite,Plasmodium falciparum

 

Infectious Diseases

Antibiotics myths and truths

Antibiotics myths and truths

2016-07-20 14:56:08, thecitizen.co.tz

Imagine a world where a small ear infection and the prospect of undergoing surgery would most likely end up in death. Imagine a world ruled by bacteria, where humans cannot protect themselves. This is a grim thought. However, it is not far fetched, taking into consideration the increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Bacterial resistance is one of the biggest problems faced by modern medicine today and we (health workers) are

 

Malaria

27 million mosquito nets to be distributed for malaria control

27 million mosquito nets to be distributed for malaria control

2017-08-23 15:48:47, thecitizen.co.tz

Dar es Salaam. At least 27 million long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets (LLIN) will be distributed across the country as the government embarks on enhancing malaria control interventions. This was revealed by Mr Charles Mwalimu, the Head of Malaria Vector Control from National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in the Health Ministry when he spoke to reporters during one day seminar on malaria held in Dar es Salaam on August 23

 

Cholera

Mbarali authorities allay cholera fears

Mbarali authorities allay cholera fears

2017-08-05 12:02:16, thecitizen.co.tz

Mbarali. Number of people infected of cholera in Mbarali District has increased from 44 to 55 but the district council authority has said it is prepared to deal with the situation. District Council officials have said they have enough stock of medicines and health workers to contain the water borne disease. The disease, which has caused panic among wananchi has mostly affected Ubaruku, Rujewa and Igawa suburbs

 

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