Although progress has been made in combating Malaria, 212 million new cases were reported 2015. The worst affected area is sub-Saharan Africa. Around 70 percent of those who die are children under the age of five.
Malaria, dengue fever, zika — mosquitoes aren't just annoying when they buzz around your ear at night, they can also infect us with countless illnesses. On World Mosquito Day, here are some of the most dangerous ones.
For the first time in more than 60 years there is a new treatment for malaria caused by the P. vivax parasite. Most cases of this type of malaria are found in South America and Southeast Asia.
Africa has depended on outside help to combat its worst killer, malaria, for decades. Despite more recent strides than setbacks in combating the scourge of the mosquito-borne disease, it remains heavily donor-reliant.
African healers use the pepper bark tree to fight everything from cancer to colds. But its medicinal properties mean it's also under threat from poachers. Can conservationists find the right remedy to protect it?
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