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Biomedical Research and Therapy

, 3:26

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Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are Common Malaria Species in Pakistan

  • Tauseef AhmadAffiliated withDepartment of Microbiology, Hazara University Email author 

Abstract

The microbes have a diverse nature, it makes human laugh and cry. Some microbes are fruitful for humans while others are harmful. Infectious diseases are a key problem in the modern world. In the last few decades, million of peoples have died from different diseases, including bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, etc. Among these diseases, malaria is one of the major health problems for developing countries including Pakistan. This study was undertaken to provide baseline information about the prevalence of malaria, species distribution and to contribute to the data regarding epidemiology in Pakistan. For a collection of literature, the electronic search engine was used, using different key words i.e. prevalence, species distribution, epidemiology of malaria in Pakistan, etc. The time frame of the obtained articles was from 2000 to 2014. The two species of malaria Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are common in Pakistan.

Keywords:

Microbes Disease Malaria Plasmodium vivax Plasmodium falciparum