Endemic Diseases

Endemic Diseases

Communicable diseases are termed endemic when they have a relatively stable pattern of occurrence in a given geographical area or population group at the relatively high prevalence and incidence. It refers to the constant presence of a disease or infectious agent within a given geographic area or population group, without importation from outside. It may also refer to the “usual” …

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40 Differences between Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum

Differences between Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum

Five species of Plasmodium are believed to cause malaria in humans: Plasmodium vivax, P. falciparum, P. malariae, P .ovale and P. knowlesi.  Of the five species that infect humans, P. vivax and P. falciparum cause 95% of the total infections. S.N. Character Plasmodium vivax Plasmodium falciparum 1. Disease Caused Benign tertian malaria Malignant tertian malaria 2. Geographic area Tropics, Africa (rare …

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