Anthony P. Cannella

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Plasmodium species (Malaria)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Malaria continues to be the most important tropical disease affecting humans. The condition is caused by protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. Infection is transmitted to humans by the female anopheline mosquito. The genus Plasmodium includes > 170 different species that infect mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians. Four species…

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