Aussie researchers make "important step" toward defeating malaria

Australian scientists have made a significant breakthrough in tackling malaria, one of the world’s deadliest diseases.Research led by the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with Stanford University and the University of Cambridge, has discovered compounds which can target the parasite present in the mosquito-borne virus. ...

Tian Shaohui

Malaria drugs rolled out two years after government decision

The head of the government’s National Malaria Center said on Tuesday that mefloquine-based malaria drugs began arriving in western Cambodia earlier this month, two years after local and international health experts agreed they were needed to combat the parasite’s growing resistance to other medicines. ...

Zsombor Peter

Latest malaria drug resistance sparks fears

A new study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has confirmed that resistance is growing to one of the key drugs being used to fight malaria in Cambodia, a situation likely to worsen and which could lead to a growing caseload in the ...

Zsombor Peter

Monkeys can host human Astroviruses, study finds

A recent study of Cambodian monkeys found that nonhuman primates can host viruses previously thought to only infect humans. ...

Aria Danaparamita

Cambodia misses goal for zero malaria deaths

Eight people have died of malaria so far this year across the country, according to the government’s latest figures. The deaths mean Cambodia has missed its goal to eliminate fatalities from the mosquito-borne parasite by 2015, though health officials questioned the number—and even the target. ...

Zsombor Peter

Study shows dengue can be spread back to mosquitoes

A groundbreaking new study on human transmission of the dengue virus conducted in Kompong Cham province has shown that the virus can be spread back to mosquitoes by asymptomatic carriers, who are actually more infectious than those displaying symptoms. ...

Peter Ford

Cambodia's battle against malaria put at risk as expenses row holds up funds

Cambodia’s fight against malaria is at risk of being derailed because of a dispute over expenses payments between the Cambodian government and the Global Fund, the biggest donor to the country’s malaria programme. ...

Jamie Elliott

Malaria money sits idle

Millions of dollars of aid money granted to Cambodia by the Global Fund to combat malaria have been left sitting in a bank account for more than a year, official documents seen by the Post show.The money remains untouched because the National Malaria Centre (CNM) ...

Jamie Elliott

Dengue’s link to El Niño

As Cambodia contends with one of the strongest El Niño cycles in recent memory, a new study of millions of dengue cases over the past two-decades-plus has shown that spikes in the deadly disease across Southeast Asia may be linked to the weather phenomenon.Upswings in ...

Igor Kossov

Dengue fever cases up 63 pct in Cambodia in first 5 months

Cambodia has seen 957 dengue fever cases in the first five months of 2015, a 63 percent rise compared with 586 cases over the same period last year, a health official said Thursday. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

New malaria strain raises problems, fears

Physicians are scrambling to update treatments to combat the growing threat caused by a new strain of malaria that is unique to Cambodia and resistant to the drug that dictates whether patients are ultimately cured. ...

Sarah Taguiam

Malaria is down, not out: report

Cambodia is moving closer to its goal of eliminating malaria deaths by 2015, with the number of fatal cases declining from 93 in 2011 to 12 last year, data from a new World Health Organisation report show. ...

Laignee Barron

Drug-resistant malaria spreads in SE Asia

On Thailand’s border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, a malaria research and treatment clinic is stepping up efforts to eliminate a drug-resistant form of the parasite before it spreads abroad. Artemisinin medicines have been highly effective against malaria when used in combination with other drugs. ...

Steve Sandford

Drug-resistant malaria widespread in Southeast Asia: study

Drug-resistant malaria is now widespread in Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control malaria, a new study warned Wednesday. An analysis of blood samples from 1,241 malaria patients in 10 countries across Asia and Africa found resistance to the world’s most effective anti-malarial drug, artemisinin, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Malaria cases down in first six months of the year

Five Cambodians have died from malaria in the first six months of the year, down from six during the same period last year, while the number of recorded cases of the disease has dropped by about 20 percent compared to last year, according to the ...

Phorn Bopha

Cambodia sees 9 pct drop in malaria cases in Q1

Cambodia reported 10,000 malaria cases in the first three months of 2014, down 9 percent from about 11,000 cases over the same period last year, a health official said Thursday. ...

ASEAN - China Centre News Staff

Gates couple makes visit to Cambodia

The world’s wealthiest person, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda, made a brief appearance in the border town of Pailin on Saturday, where their foundation funds projects to combat drug-resistant malaria. According to staff at the Memoria Palace & Resort, the philanthropists met with health ministry ...

Kevin Ponniah

Cambodia malaria cases down 40 pct in 2013

Cambodia recorded 41,850 malaria cases in 2013, down 40 percent from 69,550 cases a year earlier, a health official said Sunday. The disease killed 12 people last year, down 74 percent from 46 deaths a year earlier, Char Meng Chuor, director of the National Center for ...

Philippines Star News Staff

Dengue, Malaria Cases Take Big Dip in 2013

Both dengue fever and malaria deaths have plummeted this year compared to the same period in 2012, which was a peak year for the cyclical dengue, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health. Dengue fever killed 59 people and infected 17,491 during the ...

Phorn Bopha

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