BEWARE OF FAKE INSTITUTES WITH SIMILAR NAMES. blank    blank

Plasmodium ovale and other types of malaria

  Dec 23, 2020

Plasmodium ovale and other types of malaria

Q. Why is this in news? 

Q. What are types of malaria?

There are five kinds of malarial parasites — 

  1. Plasmodium falciparum, 
  2. Plasmodium vivax (the commonest ones), 
  3. Plasmodium malariae, 
  4. Plasmodium ovale 
  5. Plasmodium knowlesi. 

The recent World Malaria Report 2020 said cases in India dropped from about 20 million in 2000 to about 5.6 million in 2019.

Q. What is Plasmodium ovale?

Q. What about cases in India? 

Q. What in Africa and elsewhere?