The World Malaria Report, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2022, reported that malaria still causes over 600,000 deaths every year. The parasite responsible for most of these deaths is Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria can be effectively treated with antimalarial drugs. However, the Plasmodium parasite is in a constant evolutionary arms race with antimalarial drugs, and rates of antimalarial resistance are on the increase. This makes eliminating malaria extremely challenging and is an alarming prospect for the future of malaria control.
Monthly Archives: January 2023
Welcome to BugBitten in 2023. We thought we would start the year with a parasitologically-themed anagram puzzle. All words were used in one of our blogs of 2022. Enjoy with your end-of-the-week cup of coffee/ tea or other beverage of choice.