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15 Aug 2007

'Gene screen' speeds up Leishmaniasis detection

Researchers have developed a simple and cheap method to screen large numbers of sand flies to determine their species and what type of Leishmania parasite — the microorganism that causes leishmaniasis — they might be carrying.

14 Aug 2007

Kenyan fish joins fight against malaria

A native Kenyan fish could be used to help fight the spread of malaria, according to researchers.

16 Jul 2007

Field 'schools' help farmers become sustainable

Empowering farmers to reduce mosquito populations and to use less pesticide will reduce malaria and other vector-borne diseases, according to a research paper published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) this month (July).

11 Jul 2007

Lake Victorious: weevils defeat water hyacinths

Scientists have announced the success of a biological, pesticide-free method in eradicating the highly invasive water hyacinth from Africa's waterways.

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