oa Professional Nursing Today - Malaria, its prevention, diagnosis and treatment : infectious diseases
Malaria is a serious infectious disease that can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated promptly. It is caused by a parasite belonging to the genus Plasmodium, of which four different species are known to affect humans, namely P ovale, P vivax and P malariae and P falciparum. The last one being the most dangerous and unfortunately the most common in Africa.
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