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Title: Malicious Malaria
Authors: Chawla, P. Cheena
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The challenge is to develop a safe and effective malaria vaccine but till then save yourselves from a mosquito bite and take timely treatment if malaria is detected. Come summer and then rains, the terror unleashed by mosquitoes gets into full gear. The aftermath of a scratchy, painful bite of a mosquito could be traumatic, if the biting insect harbors the highly infective forms of a deadly bug called Plasmodium — the malarial parasite. So much so, if left untreated, there may occur severe life-threatening complications that often kill the victim. This happens in most tropical regions of the world particularly Asia, Africa, Central and South America, where malaria is rampant and people are brutally exposed to the compromised health conditions. On a worldwide scale more than 250 million cases of malaria occur every year, out of which about a million victims die mostly young children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Page(s): 41-44
ISSN: 0036-8512
Source:SR Vol.47(07) [July 2010]

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