Flu: Monkey flu is next!

An expert at the NIH has highlighted the threat of an emergent highly virulent form of malaria, questioning whether the disease has made the jump from animal to man.

Writing in the April issue of Future Microbiology, Dr Thomas McCutchan of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease (NIAID) raises concerns that this disease may pose a huge threat to the populations of Southeast Asia and beyond if the disease spreads.

Malaria is a caused by protozoan parasites of the Plasmodium genus and is widespread in parts of the Americas, Asia and AfricaMalaria infections occur in more than 500 million people each year, with 1-3 million deaths. The parasite has two hosts in the course of its life cycle – a mosquito vector and vertebrate host. The parasites are transmitted to humans by female mosquitoes, multiplying within red corpuscles with consequential symptoms of anemia and fever.

From: http://www.news-medical.net/news/2008/04/22/37623.aspx

So, who´s got the cure?  This time it´s BEYER, also known as IG Farben/BASF.

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