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Killer strain of malaria makes comeback in Chennai
Published on : Thursday, December 11, 2008
The most deadly form of the disease, caused by Plasmodium falciparum, is showing up on tests more often this season. Falciparum malaria also causes more complications than the vivax form. Red blood cells infected with the parasite tend to form small areas of dead tissue due to the lack of oxygen in capillaries in the brain, liver, adrenal gland, intestinal tract, kidneys and lungs. The strain is resistant to regular anti-malarial drug, writes M Ramya.
Is malaria vivax proving fatal in Goa?
Published on : Sunday, July 20, 2008
A 18-year old migrant worker has died, after being diagnosed with plasmodium vivax malaria in Goa. Deaths of two patients with suspected malaria in a period of 10 days, has heightened fears that the strain considered mild till now is becoming just as potentially fatal as the infamous plasmodium falciparum type, writes Kounteya Sinha in the Times of India
Alarmed Centre rushes malaria experts to Goa
Published on : Friday, July 18, 2008
Alarmed by suspected malaria deaths, the Indian Council of Medical Research sent a team of doctors from the National Institute of Malaria Research to Goa Medial College Hospital to discuss the cases. Vivax and plasmodium falciparum are the two major strains of malaria, which affect humans globally. The doctors also want to find out whether the deaths occurred because of delayed treatment or because the vector is becoming dangerous reports Preetu Nair and Kounteya Sinha from the Times of India.

World Malaria Day 2012: scaling up the fight against malarias
Climate change prompts debate among experts about spread of tropical diseases
Malaria mortality: WHO questions methodology of Lancet studys
Malarial deaths in India grossly underestimated by WHO
Malaria deaths hugely underestimated in India, report
Lack of coordination led to dengue outbreak
Chennai bears brunt of A(H1N1) flu season
Dengue drives MCG health workers away
Dengue effect won’t be as severe this year: Experts
As dengue cases rise, civic body faces strike

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