LSTM Malaria & Other Vector Borne Diseases

1 July 2015

Insects transmit approximately 17% of global infectious disease in humans. Malaria alone kills over half a million children each year and the incidence of other mosquito borne diseases such as dengue and Chikungunya is increasing rapidly. Six of the 17 'Neglected Tropical Diseases' listed by WHO are transmitted by an insect vector and one involves a snail intermediary host.