Malaria: An Overview of Past and Current Strategies to Attain Attenuation and Eradication


  • Pegi Kaimi McMaster


As antimicrobial resistance continues to rise, infectious diseases that were once thought to be easily treated are now re-emerging with greater strength. Malaria, a deadly vector-borne disease, continues to be prevalent in predominantly developing countries, despite the numerous attempts that have been undertaken to develop new strategies for elimination and eradication. This literature review will highlight the past and current approaches that have been developed for malaria eradication purposes, and future strategies that emphasize the importance of the mosquito gut microbiota in discovering novel small molecules to attenuate transmission.