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Record ID
103485
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-05-11 19:53 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-11 19:53 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Malaria: Progress, perils and prospects for eradication
Author
Brian M. Greenwood, David A. Fidock, Dennis E. Kyle, Stefan H.I. Kappe, Pedro L. Alonso, Frank H. Collins, Patrick E. Duffy
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2008-04
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Abstract:

T here are still approximately 500 million cases of malaria and 1 million deaths from malaria each year. Yet recently, malaria incidence has been dramatically reduced in some parts of Africa by increasing deployment of anti-mosquito measures and new artemisinin-containing treatments, prompting renewed calls for global eradication. However, treatment and mosquito control currently depend on too few compounds and thus are vulnerable to the emergence of compound-resistant parasites and mosquitoes. As discussed in this Review, new drugs, vaccines, and insecticides, as well as improved surveillance methods, are research priorities. Insights into parasite biology, human immunity, and vector behavior will guide efforts to translate parasite and mosquito genome sequences into novel interventions.
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Yes
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
  • 5. Risk assessment of living modified mosquitoes species that act as vectors of human and animal diseases
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
  • Report / Review / Fact sheet / Notes
Identifier
doi:10.1172/JCI33996
Publisher and its location
The American Society for Clinical Investigation
Rights
Copyright © 2008, The American Society for Clinical Investigation
Format
11 page PDF
Source
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Keywords and any other relevant information
Citation: J. Clin. Invest. 118:1266-1276 (2008).