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Which species of malaria is responsible for malaria deaths?

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Samyukta Mullangi
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Plasmodium

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and animals caused by plasmodium protozoa.
Among the five species of plasmodium, p. Falciparum is largely responsible for severe diseases including cerebral malaria.

In brief: Plasmodium

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and animals caused by plasmodium protozoa.
Among the five species of plasmodium, p. Falciparum is largely responsible for severe diseases including cerebral malaria.
Samyukta Mullangi
Samyukta Mullangi
Answer assisted by Samyukta Mullangi, Medical Student
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: All can cause death

All of the 4 types of malaria can cause death, but by far most deaths are caused by p.
Falciparum. Young children and pregnant women are most vulnerable, but all can die from malaria. Many people are working very hard to eliminate malaria. If you are traveling to an area with malaria it is essential that you visit a travel medicine speicalist to discuss medications /techniques to prevent malaria.

In brief: All can cause death

All of the 4 types of malaria can cause death, but by far most deaths are caused by p.
Falciparum. Young children and pregnant women are most vulnerable, but all can die from malaria. Many people are working very hard to eliminate malaria. If you are traveling to an area with malaria it is essential that you visit a travel medicine speicalist to discuss medications /techniques to prevent malaria.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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