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The following web sites and news articles have been selected as resources for additional information. These links are not part of the Marian Koshland Science Museum web site. The National Academies does not endorse and is not responsible for material found on external sites. The links will open in a separate window.

NewsHour
Experimental Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Africa
This NewsHour report describes testing of a newly developed malaria vaccine.

Science NOW Magazine
Lyme Disease’s Unusual Suspects
A new study challenges the widely hald view that mice are the main animal reservoir for Lyme disease in the United States.

National Academies Press
Battling Malaria: Strengthening the U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Program (2006)
The 2006 National Academies' publication, Battling Malaria: Strengthening the U.S. Military Vaccine Program, published in 2006, discusses the anti-malaria program that the US Department of Defense currently uses while providing recommendations for improvement to protect military personnel.

National Academies Press
Saving Lives, Buying Time: Economics of Malaria Drugs in an Age of Resistance (2004)
The 2004 National Academies' publication, Saving Lives, Buying Time: Economics of Malaria Drugs in an Age of Resistance, discusses malarial resistance to current antibacterial medication, distribution issues of old and new antimalarials, and recommends ways to ameliorate the current global problems of antimalarial use and distribution, while preventing the spread of resistant malaria bacteria.

National Academies Press
Malaria: Obstacles and Opportunities (1991)
The 1991 National Academies' study, Malaria: Obstacles and Opportunities, reviews the research of the time on malaria and provides recommendations for future ways to address the global problem.

National Academies Press
Malaria Control During Mass Population Movements and Natural Disasters (2002)
The 2002 National Academies' study, Malaria Control During Mass Population Movements and Natural Disasters, provides information and recommendations for individuals participating in humanitarian efforts in regions of the world where there is large population growth. It suggests ways of addressing and managing the growing problem of malarial infections.

World Health Organization
Malaria
The World Health Organization malaria website provides links to information about malaria and how it is impacting specific regions of the world today.

University of Chicago
Sickle Cell Trait and the Risk of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria and Other Childhood Diseases (2005)
The University of Chicago 2005 journal publication, Sickle Cell Trait and the Risk of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria and Other Childhood Diseases, discusses the relationship between malarial resistance in individuals who carry the gene for sickle cell anemia.

Public Broadcasting System
Rx for Survival - Deadly Diseases: Malaria
The PBS series, Rx for Survival: Deadly Diseases, provides a section on its website about malaria that gives information about what malaria is and current efforts being undertaken to control and ultimately prevent the spread of the disease.

Public Broadcasting System
NewsHour Extra: World Health Organization Uses Controversial Insecticide To Combat Malaria (2006)
The 2006 PBS NewsHour Extra publication, Deadly Diseases: West Nile Virus, highlights the recent World Health Organization decision to use the dangerous pesticide DDT to control mosquito populations carrying the malaria bacteria.

Public Broadcasting System
Rx for Survival - Deadly Diseases: West Nile Virus
The PBS series, Rx for Survival: Deadly Diseases, provides a section on its website about West Nile Virus, which is also a mosquito borne disease like malaria. It has information about the infectious disease and video clips about outbreaks that have occurred.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Learn About Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial disease spread through ticks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide information about the disease on its website, Learn About Lyme Disease.

Mayo Clinic
Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial disease spread through ticks. The Mayo Clinic provides information about the disease, as well as treatment and prevention methods on its website.

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