Malaria Underlying Cause
Malaria is caused by a parasite, called Plasmodium. Infection in humans starts after a bite from an infected Anopheles mosquito, which carries the malaria parasites. The parasites are released into the bloodstream, where they infect red blood cells.
The 4 types of Plasmodium that cause malaria include:
- Plasmodium vivax
- Plasmodium falciparum
- Plasmodium malariae
- Plasmodium ovale
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