Myths about diseases spread like wildfire. Malaria is a case in point. The Conversation Africa’s Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya asked me to help sort out fact from fiction in this article published yesterday.
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It is amazing that though we are reaching out into the universe to explore outer worlds – we still have not worked out how immunity to malaria is accomplished in adults. The score remains: malaria A+, humans C+. We are trying, but it’s not good enough.
Malaria and anaemia are a common occurrence in African children under the age of five. Studies have shown that there could be more to this relationship that meets the eye
The results of the RTS,S malaria vaccine trial were published on the 24th April 2015. The data was deflating for those who hoped that the vaccine would play a strong role in eliminating malaria. Take a look at what the definitive results for this, the most advanced malaria vaccine candidate, were.
What is the cause of most premature deaths in Kenya? Is it cancer or malaria – do we really know? I set out to answer that question and found some interesting answers – what we are spewing as facts could be pure guess work.