Plasmodium Vivax Malaria
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Science & Technology
13th Aug, 2020
- Plasmodium vivax is a protozoal parasite and a human pathogen.
- This parasite is the most frequent and widely distributed cause of recurring malaria.
- Recently, an international team has developed a system to breed the parasite Plasmodium vivax in the lab and then infect cultured human liver cells with it.
- The parasite can remain in the liver in a dormant stage and relapse later.
- It can be difficult to detect P. vivax, since it usually circulates at low levels in the blood.
- 4 countries account for more than 80% of estimated cases of P. vivax cases (Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan).
- Certain malaria-endemic countries have even abandoned chloroquine for P. vivax treatment but fortunately chloroquine is still effective in India.
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