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Open Access | Malaria: Origin of the Term ‘‘Hypnozoite’’

November 24, 2011 - 11:13 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Miles B. Markus
Reference: 
Journal of the History of Biology (2011) 44:781–786

Hypnozoites are dormant forms in the life cycles of certain parasitic protozoa that belong to the Phylum Apicomplexa (Sporozoa) and are best known for their probable association with latency and relapse in human malarial infections caused by Plasmodium ovale and P. vivax. 

Open Access | Comparison of diagnostic methods for the detection and quantification of the four sympatric Plasmodium species in field samples from Papua New Guinea

December 16, 2010 - 09:01 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Rosanas-Urgell A, Mueller D, Betuela I, Barnadas C, Iga J, Zimmerman PA, del Portillo HA, Siba P, Mueller I, Felger I
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:361 (14 December 2010)

The qPCR assay developed proved optimal for detection of all four Plasmodium species.

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Open Access | Malaria: what can apes teach humans?

August 24, 2010 - 11:38 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
J Cox-Singh
Reference: 
Future Microbiology August 2010, Vol. 5, No. 8, Pages 1157-1160

Human malaria is caused by four human-host restricted or adapted species of the genus Plasmodium, listed here in their order of risk for causing severe disease Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae – or so we thought.

Indigenous Plasmodium ovale Malaria in Bangladesh

July 2, 2010 - 13:11 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Hans-Peter F., Peter S., et al.
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Jul 2010; 83: 75 - 78.

We used a genus- and species-specific nested polymerase chain reaction, targeting highly conserved regions of the small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA) gene, to investigate the presence of malaria parasites in a total number of 379 patient samples in a survey of patients with febrile illnesses in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Southeastern Bangladesh.

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Malaria

June 9, 2010 - 08:14 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Lynne S. Garcia MS, MT, CLS
Reference: 
Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, Volume 30, Issue 1, March 2010, Pages 93-129

Malaria has had a greater impact on world history than any other infectious disease. More than 300 to 500 million individuals worldwide are infected with Plasmodium spp, and 1.5 to 2.7 million people a year, most of whom are children, die from the infection.

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