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Study: New Treatment Cuts Malaria Infection Risk in Pregnant Women

A new strategy to prevent malaria, a disease that puts newborns at risk of death, offers hope that expectant mothers in malaria-endemic countries in Africa will be able to deliver healthy babies. The risk of pregnant women becoming infected with malaria is very high in developing African countries. Researchers say 60 percent of women who showed up to be recruited for a prevention study had evidence of the parasite. Malaria is responsible for more than 100,000 newborns death in...

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