Approximately 3.3 billion people are at risk of malaria and with 214 million episodes annually, 88% of which occur in the African region. Cerebral malaria, the most severe complication of malarial infection, causes death in approximately 15-25% of cases, the majority of whom are children.

This image is a colour representation of parasitized retinal vessels in a Malawian child measured using a high resolution imaging technique called hand-held optical coherence tomography (HH-OCT). It is hoped that this technique will improve the diagnosis and treatment of this disease and in so doing reduce deaths caused by malaria globally.

Dr Zhanhan Tu Department of Neuroscience, Phychology and Behaviours


Tu Zhanhan 1065

Share this page:

cover issue 4