Plasmodium Infection In Man: A Review

  • E A Ekpenyong
  • J E Eyo


Plasmodium infection in man is caused by the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. This results in the disease, malaria. Malaria has serious debilitating effects on man. It adversely affectsman's health, strength and productivity. Here, a review of Plasmodium infection in man including the life cycle transmisson, immunity, symptoms, diagnosis, pathology, prevention, control and treatment is given. Only by knowing about Plasmodium infection, the burden of infection on man and the prevention and control options can we understand the disease better and so be better prepare for the future management of this disease.

Keywords: Plasmodium infection, Malaria, Epidemiology, Symptoms, Treatment, Control, Man

Animal Research International Vol. 3 (3) 2006 pp. 573-580

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