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New efforts to eradicate sleeping sickness

Sleeping sickness has almost been eradicated in West Africa on two occasions, but each time the disease has reappeared, with many infected individuals seemingly slipping through the net.

Chicken odour repulses mosquitoes

Noticing that mosquitoes bite humans, but stay away from chickens, Ethiopian scientists are working on a new way to protect humans against malaria.

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.

Africa needs new drugs to combat malaria

Scientists at the University of Cape Town’s drug discovery and development centre have discovered a second new compound that could eventually be developed into an antimalarial medicine.

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