Plasmodium parasite

  1. Why Malaria Vaccination Is Difficult To Develop

    Why Malaria Vaccination Is Difficult To Develop
    Antimalarials treat Malaria by killing the parasite that causes the disease.  There is no vaccination for malaria because the parasite responsible for the disease adapts and becomes immune to vaccinations.  Two decades of research helps scientists to understand why creating a vaccine is difficult but not how to produce one. Vaccines work by training the body’s immune system to cope...
  2. Will Malaria Ever Be Eradicated?

    Will Malaria Ever Be Eradicated?
    Malaria is a life-threatening condition prevalent in tropical climates. The female mosquito passes on the Plasmodium parasite by biting and sucking the blood of the victim.  Malaria affects the haemoglobin in the red blood cells and is a fatal illness. All of the countries in the world were prone to the disease but now it frequently occurs in countries with...
  3. How Will Malaria Affect Us In The Future?

    How Will Malaria Affect Us In The Future?
    Malaria is a pretty resilient infection and up to now  has evaded doctor’s attempts to produce a vaccine.  Presently treatment involves taking malaria tablets before, during and after your trip. Modern treatments are much better and the side effects of the drugs are less worrying than in the past.  But malaria still remains a serious illness which affects large numbers...

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