Malaria – Prevalence of Asymptomatic Plasmodium Falciparium Parasitaemia Among Students

Malaria – Prevalence of Asymptomatic Plasmodium Falciparium Parasitaemia Among Students

Malaria – Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparium parasitaema, the presence of parasitaemia in the absence of fever or malaria-related symptoms, is also an extremely common and chronic condition among (semi) immune person in malaria areas with prevalence rates exceeding 50% in some area (Camargo et al, 1999). Malaria is caused by unicellular, protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium. Over 100 distinct Plasmodium species have been identified that are capable of infecting mammals, birds and reptiles. [Read more…]