Most malaria victims are children under the age of five in Africa. According to the latest World Health Organisation estimates, there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2010 and 660,000 deaths. Photo: Reuters
Most malaria victims are children under the age of five in Africa. According to the latest World Health Organisation estimates, there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2010 and 660,000 deaths. Photo: Reuters

HKU team discovers DNA technique to detect malaria

New DNA technique will allow people to test for the mosquito-borne disease anywhere, instead of having to visit a hospital, researchers say

Most malaria victims are children under the age of five in Africa. According to the latest World Health Organisation estimates, there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2010 and 660,000 deaths. Photo: Reuters
Most malaria victims are children under the age of five in Africa. According to the latest World Health Organisation estimates, there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2010 and 660,000 deaths. Photo: Reuters
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