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Ancient Disease

Diagnosis of Malaria Parasites Plasmodium spp. in Endemic Areas: Current Strategies for an Ancient Disease

December 23, 2019 - 14:25 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Gitta B, Kilian N
Reference: 
Bioessays, 2019 Dec 12:e1900138

Fast and effective detection of the causative agent of malaria in humans, protozoan Plasmodium parasites, is of crucial importance for increasing the effectiveness of treatment and to control a devastating disease that affects millions of people living in endemic areas. The microscopic examination of Giemsa‐stained blood films still remains the gold‐standard in Plasmodium detection today.

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