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Malaria Parasite Infects Gorillas, Not Just Humans
Date:1/20/2010

archers noted.

Each year, malaria sickens about 500 million people worldwide and causes 2 million infant deaths. Four kinds of malaria parasites can infect humans: P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae. Infection with P. falciparum, if not promptly treated, may lead to death, according to the CDC.

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-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of California, Irvine, news release, Jan. 19, 2010


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