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Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals. It is caused by eukaryotic protists. The disease results from the multiplication of Plasmodium parasites within the red blood cells. Symptoms usually include fever and headache. In sever cases, it may lead to coma or death. It is the main disease that is affecting Africa and other tropical and subtropical areas.

K: Protista P: Apicomplexa G: Plasmodium non-motile- no flagellum or cilia, pathogenic, parasitic, pass from host to host in spore stage, Malaria, spores multiply in liver, then infiltrate bloodstream, eventually rupturing blood cells causing fever and chills

Falciparum- banana shaped gametocyte (falcip does not have trophozoite stage) (vs. band form of developing troph in p. malariae)

3D printed Vasu smartphone case allows for cheap and accessible malaria diagnosis

This is also a mild form of the #diseases that is not fatal but if it remains untreated then it can lead to a host of #healthissues in the future.

Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a novel point-of-care device for field-based diagnosis of malaria using a smartphone. The mobile-opt


Fy(a-b-) = confers resistance to P.vivax = most blacks have this phenotype.

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Universal access to malaria diagnosis (2001) cover