Updated: May 5
Malaria is a deadly disease caused to humans via parasites which are carried by female mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes which have been infected by five certain parasite species, eg the P. Falciparum species.
In 2018 405,000 deaths occurred worldwide from malaria, 272,000 of these were children under 5. Over 90% of malaria deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa.
BREAKTHROUGH: Scientist teams in the UK and Kenya have found that a microbe called Microsporidia MB that lives in the guts and genitals of mosquitoes completely blocked the mosquitoes tested from malaria 🤩
'The data we have so far suggest it is 100% blockage, it's a very severe blockage of malaria,'
Dr Jeremy Harren, International Centre of Insect Physiologu and Ecology in Kenya told BBC
'It's a new discovery. We are very excited by its potential for malaria control. It has enormous potential,'
Prof Steven Sinkins, MRC- University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
Now they test further to see if this can be a global strategy to prevent malaria... GOOD LUCK