15% of breastmilk samples from mothers who carry the malaria parasite, but who are not symptomatic of the disease, contain antigens. Researchers propose these mothers may be able to naturally vaccinate their children against malaria via breastfeeding.
Researchers report lumbar puncture procedures are safe to treat malaria in children.
According to researchers, young mice exposed to malaria while in the uterus had memory impairments and expressed depressive behaviors.
A new study found adults in sub-Saharan Africa who had been exposed to parasitic disease were 1.5 to 3 times more likely to have epilepsy.