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Infectious Diseases :
Malaria

Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including parts of the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases and an enormous public health problem.

 

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Cutting Down Too Many Trees Linked to Increasing Cases of Malaria
Since 1990 nearly 130 million hectares of forest--an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa--have been lost, according to a recent report by t.....
Variation in Red Blood Cell Receptors Offer Natural Resistance To Malaria
In malaria, the invasion of red blood cells is a key factor of the disease. A new study has found that protection from the most severe form of malaria.....
One Bite is All It Takes for Zika Mosquito to Transmit Chikungunya and Dengue
A single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses. A new study led by Colorado State University researchers found that Aedes aegypti.....
Risk Of Severe Malaria Reduced By 40% With Gene Variant
A gene variant related to human blood cells, that reduces the risk of severe malaria by 40 percent has been identified by researchers.

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Can Malaria During Pregnancy Affect Your Baby’s Immunity?
Highlights
  • Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in the low and middle-income countries.


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