Home > Medical > Malaria > About malaria About malaria All sections in Malaria » About Malaria » Prevention » Treatment » Complications » FAQs » Health Tips » Malaria in SA » Multimedia » Malaria News » Real-life Story Mexico approves dengue fever vaccine Mexican health authorities have approved the first vaccine for use against the dengue virus, which infects an estimated 390 million people every year. Using 'gene drive' to create malaria-resistant mosquito Researchers have created genetically-modified mosquitoes resistant to the malaria parasite, raising the possibility of one day stopping the spread of the disease. One million Africans to catch malaria from newly-constructed dams The building of over 80 new dams across sub-Saharan Africa is expected to cause over one million cases of malaria this year with people living near these dams at the greatest risk. Assess Life expectancy » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Join Body Talk » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Five facts you need to know about malaria Malaria, an African story Remarkable drop in malaria death rates Malaria deaths, which claimed the lives of over 1300 people in South Africa since 2000, have dropped by almost a half globally, but Ebola threatens to reverse some gains. Malaria Malaria is an infection of red blood cells caused by a single-celled parasite. Drug-resistant malaria could reach Africa Drug-resistant malaria threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters!