• Invasion of Red Blood Cells by Plasmodium Falciparum
    Autoimmune diseases

    Molecular Mechanism of Malaria Parasite Infection

    Malaria is a life-threatening disease that is caused by Plasmodium parasites. It is transmitted to individuals through the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a tropical disease that is prevalent in Sub-Saharan African populations. There are five species of plasmodium parasites, which affect humans. They are: Plasmodium falciparum Plasmodium vivax Plasmodium malariae Plasmodium ovale Among the five species of plasmodium parasite, Plasmodium falciparum causes the most severe and life-threatening malaria, while Plasmodium vivax is the most widely distributed, representing 53% of malaria incidences.   Symptoms of Malaria The signs and symptoms if malaria may include: Fever Headache Chills Vomiting and diarrhea Nausea Tiredness Muscular pain   How…