Research Article: Monitoring Malaria: Genomic Activity of the Parasite in Human Blood Cells

Date Published: October 18, 2003

Publisher: Public Library of Science

Author(s): unknown

Abstract: None

Partial Text: Every year, malaria kills as many as 2.5 million people. Of these deaths, 90% occur in sub-Saharan Africa, and most are children. While four species of the single-celled organism Plasmodium cause malaria, Plasmodium falciparum is the deadliest. Harbored in mosquito saliva, the parasite infects its human host as the mosquito feeds on the victim’s blood.

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http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0000011

 

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