Agent Name

Plasmodium falciparum

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Also P. vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae, and P. knowles;

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

There were about 214 million malaria infections in the world in 2015. In 2013, more than 1700 cases of malaria were diagnosed in the USA, and 82% were acquired in Africa.

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