From Breakthroughs Blog: WRAIR

 
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Congressional briefing highlights Department of Defense’s long war against a surprising enemy: malaria

Most Americans think of malaria as a disease that only threatens people in far-off nations. But with American military personnel deployed in countries all around the globe, malaria remains an ongoing threat to the health of our servicemembers and, by extension, our military readiness. 

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: Update on Zika R&D

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight the most promising Zika virus vaccine, drug, and diagnostic candidates as well as vector control approaches. 

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CDC/Prof Woodridge Foster, Prof. Frank H. Collins
Research Roundup: repurposing ivermectin to fight malaria, LED lights against dengue fever, rapid diagnostics to slow antimicrobial resistance, and more

Findings of a study presented at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting last week suggest that ivermectin—a drug long used to treat river blindness and elephantiasis—can combat malaria when used in mass drug administration programs.

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