Malaria in Developing Countries : The Elusive Silent Killer

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dc.contributor.author Adjei, Naomi
dc.contributor.author Yilma, Mariamawit
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-28T15:18:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-28T15:18:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-28T15:18:10Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1318
dc.description Advisor: John N. Gitua en_US
dc.description.abstract Malaria is the most prevalent disease in Asia, Africa, Central and South America. Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that is spread to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The disease is a major health problem in tropical and sub tropical countries and the CDC estimates 300 -500 million new cases of malaria each year which results in the death of more than 1 million people. The most vulnerable to malaria infection include children less than five years of age, pregnant women and individuals with little resistance to malaria. Our study in this area is centered on the challenges involved in the prevention and cure of this disease as well as the opportunities now available in combating the spread of the malaria disease. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, Department of Chemistry en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2010;6
dc.subject Malaria vaccine en_US
dc.subject Malaria--Prevention--Equipment and supplies en_US
dc.subject Mosquito nets en_US
dc.subject Malaria in pregnancy en_US
dc.subject Center for Disease Control (U.S.) en_US
dc.title Malaria in Developing Countries : The Elusive Silent Killer en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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