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The hydroxychloroquine tablet was used to to suppress Kelly Moseley’s immune system

Blair promises pounds 60m for fight against malaria

THE PRIME Minister has declared war on malaria by backing an international initiative to wipe out the disease.

Britain declares war on malaria

THE Government will today launch a multi-million pound global programme to combat malaria as part of a drive which could eliminate the deadly disease in 30 years.

Blood alert for hospital chiefs

ALL HOSPITALS are being asked to review their procedures for handling blood after a study revealed 169 cases in which errors had been made, putting patients at risk.

Weather Wise

I have tried to keep track in this column with the effects of El Nino, but its true magnitude only came home to me with one line in the latest El Nino update issued by the World Meteorological Organization.

Forgotten victims of war in Sri Lanka

Peter Popham reports from Sri Lanka on the desperate plight of the hundreds of thousands of ordinary Tamils affected by the war in the north.

Cloning? Get used to it

Human genetic engineering is coming - and it will be good for us, writes Colin Tudge

Floods kill 81 in Somalia

Floods in Somalia have killed 81 more people, bringing the death toll to almost 1,700 since rain began to deluge eastern and southern Somalia in late September, aid agencies said yesterday.

Health: Warmer weather brings threat of malaria and cholera to Britain

Global warming could bring olive trees to southern Britain as the world's climate changes more rapidly in the next 100 years than in the previous 10,000. But the rise in temperature could also lead to outbreaks of tropical diseases such as cholera and malaria. Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor, anticipates the hidden dangers of warmer days.

Letter: Anti-malarial drug

Sir: Further to your article "Anti malarial drug that gave minister sleepless nights" (19 September), I would strongly endorse the warnings it contains. In May, on a working holiday in Malawi, where more dangerous strains of the disease are on the increase again, I suffered exactly the same effects from Lariam. Disturbed sleep patterns were followed by violent dreams.

Health: Antimalarial drug that gave minister sleepless nights

Government scientists are urging caution about the use of the antimalarial drug, Lariam, which has been linked with mental symptoms such as hallucinations. Baroness Jay tells Jeremy Laurance, about her experiences with the drug.

Letter: Political unrest spreads malaria

Sir: Jeremy Laurance is right to identify malaria as one of mankind's greatest threats ("Malaria defies new drugs to make a comeback", 20 August), but its resurgence worldwide is not simply a question of drug resistance and climactic changes. Political problems are perhaps the major cause of its spread.

Malaria defies new drugs to make a comeback

Mankind is losing battle against one of the Earth's biggest killers

Hatched, armed and ready to bite

Southern Britain is enduring a temporary epidemic of mosquitoes, of which there are 32 species in the country, thanks to hot weather preceded by weeks of rain.

Long-haul sick notes: what you can get and how not to get it

Malaria is caused by parasitic protozoans: single-cell bugs in the red blood cells, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes, and is one of the major health threats to travellers. Travellers visiting malarial areas can take malaria chemoprophylaxis drugs but they do not give 100 per cent protection. (Many also have unpredictable and unpleasant side-effects, but malaria is worse than all of these.) The best thing to do is avoid being bitten. Wear insect repellent and sleep under nets where possible.

What to take: a survival kit

l Anti-malaria treatment, if needed
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