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Plasmodium ovale and other types of malaria:
A not very common type of malaria, Plasmodium ovale, has been identified in a jawan in Kerala.
Types of malaria:
- Malaria is caused by the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito, if the mosquito itself is infected with a malarial parasite.
- There are five kinds of malarial parasites Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax (the commonest ones), Plasmodium malariae, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium knowlesi.
Symptoms include fever for 48 hours, headache and nausea, and the treatment modality is the same as it is for a person infected with P vivax. P ovale is no more dangerous than getting a viral infection.
- Difference and examples of various diseases caused by Virus and Bacteria.
- Malaria- causes and treatment.
- Types of Malaria.
Sources: Indian Express.