- RESPIRATORY BACTERIA & VIRUSES
- TROPICAL DISEASES
- IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE VIRUSES
- BLOOD-BORNE VIRUSES
- ENTERIC VIRUSES
Malaria is a vector genus Plasmodium-borne disease caused by protozoan parasite of the genus Plasmodium. Five species of Plasmodium were identified as human pathogens, namely P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, P.malariae and P. knowlesi. The disease results from the multiplication of malaria parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that typically include headaches, lassitude, nausea and fever, in severe cases progressing to coma and death.