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  • n. The parasitic protozoan Plasmodium falciparum that causes falciparum malaria


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  • The article in World Watch says that clinical trials have now been done and that "40-66% of participants were protected from the most common and deadly strain, Plasmodium falciparum, which is responsible for 95% of malaria cases."

    11: Human health care

  • In areas where an especially dangerous type of malaria called falciparum occurs, seek treatment immediately.

    Chapter 21

  • Malaria caused by plasmodium falciparum, which is the most deadly and severe form of malaria, is endemic in Haiti, and the mosquito that carries and transmits it "frequently bites outdoors," the report said. Top Stories

  • Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium falciparum, which is transmitted by mosquito bites.

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  • The new product can differentiate Plasmodium falciparum, which is the most dangerous malaria parasite, from the other three Plasmodium species that can infect humans. - Articles related to Africa making dramatic strides in malaria fight

  • The initial focus of the MAP has been on the most deadly form of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, which is responsible for nine out of ten deaths from malaria.

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  • The killer form of malaria is caused by the protozoan Plasmodium falciparum, which is transmitted by the bite of the anopheles mosquito. - Articles related to Black Stars in a ‘Fight’ Against Malaria

  • (June 7, 2008) - Researchers have demonstrated the possibility of preventing the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, which is responsible for more than a million malaria deaths a year, from becoming ...

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  • Australian sponges yield potent chemicals for treatment of falciparum malaria - one of the most lethal and drug-resistant forms.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Mother Nature's Medicine Cabinet

  • For years people thought that the mosquitoes suffered no ill effects from infection by Plasmodium falciparum.



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  • "At the end of August 1720, Elizabeth Ball fell ill with malaria. The disease, a strain known as falciparum, was carried in the bite of the anopheles mosquito, which thrived in the swamps."

    —Edward Ball, Slaves in the Family (NY: Ballantine Books, 1998), 97

    September 26, 2009