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Progress in Malaria Research

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Malaria is an infectious disease that is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. It infects between 300 and 500 million people every year and causes between one and three million deaths annually, mostly among young children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is not just a disease commonly associated with poverty, but is also a cause of poverty and a major hindrance to economic development. Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases and an enormous public health problem. The disease is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium. The most serious forms of the disease are caused by Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, but other related species (Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae) can also infect humans. This group of human-pathogenic Plasmodium species are usually referred to as malaria parasites. This book presents leading-edge new research in this field.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2007
Contributor
Edited by Lee O. Koning
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
tables & charts
Imprint
Nova Science Publishers Inc
Pages
230
ISBN-13
9781600215902
Product ID
1932923

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