News A mosquito waiting to be studied - scientists have identified the changes to the genes of the malaria parasite that make it resistant to one of the last effective drugs

Discovery of genes that confer resistance to the drug artemisinin is major step forward for treatment of the disease

Ben-Hur, BAC, London

Letter: A dam good thing

QUITE APART from the possible social and cultural consequences of build- ing a dam in Turkey, the public health consequences for people who might end up living near the scheme must be considered. Our research team showed substantial health risks for children living near newly constructed dams (British Medical Journal, 11 September), particularly in respect of malaria but also for schistosomiasis. Given the concern about the resurgence of malaria in south-eastern Europe, questions need to be asked as to what public health interventions will be implemented to safeguard future health in the locality, if the project goes ahead.

Keep malaria at bay with mint

Keep malaria at bay with mint

Scientists close to isolating malaria genes that kill 2 million worldwide

THE BATTLE against malaria, which kills about two millionpeople a year, has entered a new phase with the publication of the first genetic map of the infectious microbe.

Britain faces plagues as climate warms

MINISTERS HAVE ordered an investigation into the dangers of malaria and other tropical diseases spreading to Britain as the climate warms up.

Serendipity The troops' tropical friend

NEXT WEEK I shall be heading off to India, which means that today I had to start taking my malaria tablets.

Hindu mob burns missionary and two young sons to death

AN AUSTRALIAN missionary and his two sons were murdered in Orissa, central eastern India, when a large mob armed with bows and arrows surrounded the car in which they were sleeping early on Saturday, doused it in paraffin and set it on fire. Villagers who tried to come to their rescue were also attacked.

A few health tips for an old soldier abroad

My father is going to Malaysia for an Army reunion. He has not been abroad since he served there in 1947-1948 - when he caught malaria. Could you please advise on vaccinations and general health issues. My father also has chest problems from too much smoking.
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