A holiday they"ll never forget: Couple stranded in the Amazon after being infected with flesh-eating parasites that crawled out of their skin

A holiday tale to make your skin crawl: Couple on dream Amazon trip infected with flesh-eating parasites (and they can't go home to Australia until they're cured) Ally Vagg and boyfriend Bryan Williams got mosquito bites on Amazon trip Fly larvae penetrated bites to live under their skin, feeding on their flesh Parasite could hatch into maggots and crawl out of their skin within weeksAustralian couple stranded in Bolivia until they are free of the parasite By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:43 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:44 GMT, 10 January 2013 For Ally Vagg and her boyfriend Bryan Williams, their trip to the Amazon basin was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime.

Scientists close to creating single-dose cure for all strains of malaria

Scientists close to creating single-dose cure for all strains of malaria Compound cured animals infected with resistant malaria parasites New treatment should enter clinical trials in 2013Malaria killed 655,000 people in 2010 | UPDATED: 14:50 GMT, 31 August 2012 Scientists believe they are close to creating a single-dose cure for all strains of malaria.

Malaria-carrying mosquitoes rendered harmless after scientists use GM bacteria to kill off parasite in stomach

Malaria-carrying mosquitoes rendered harmless after scientists use GM bacteria to kill off parasite in stomachMosquitoes carry the malaria parasite in their stomachs | UPDATED: 09:33 GMT, 17 July 2012 Mosquitoes carry malaria via a stomach parasite, which is what scientists are now targeting Malaria could be stopped by infecting mosquitoes with genetically engineered bacteria.

Malaria is twice as deadly as first thought after disease claims 1.2million lives in a year

Malaria is twice as deadly as first thought after disease claims 1.2million lives in a year U.S study found malaria death rate twice the number cited by World Health Organisation Malaria is killing almost twice as many people around the world than was previously thought, a study has shown.

How to avoid mosquito bites: Smelly feet attract blood-sucking insects to humans

Want to avoid mosquito bites Smelly feet attract the blood-sucking insects to humans Trekking in Borneo: Large areas of Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia are considered malaria-risk areas If you”re travelling to a country affected by malaria be sure to keep your feet clean. Mosquitoes that spread the deadly disease are attracted to people whose feet are heavily covered with certain kinds of bacteria, scientists have discovered