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Could wildfires in the Amazon drive malaria rates up?

Current wildfires burning in the Amazon could have a widespread impact on public health, according to experts. A September 17, 2019 article by DirectRelief discussed the potential environmental and health effects associated with the wildfires. Marcia Castro, Andelot…

Repurposing an existing drug may help control malaria 


Children who received multiple doses of the wormicide ivermectin, which is known to kill mosquitoes, had significantly lower rates of malaria infection compared with children who received a single dose of the medication, according to new research published…

How Marcia Castro is fighting malaria in Brazil

Marcia Castro—an expert who draws on statistical models, satellite images, and field research to understand the spread and impact of malaria and other infectious diseases—was profiled in the February 2019 issue of the Brazilian magazine Piaui. Castro is…