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dc.contributor.authorAdjei, Naomi
dc.contributor.authorYilma, Mariamawit
dc.descriptionAdvisor: John N. Gituaen_US
dc.description.abstractMalaria 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.sponsorshipDrake University, Department of Chemistryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDUCURS 2010;6
dc.subjectMalaria vaccineen_US
dc.subjectMalaria--Prevention--Equipment and suppliesen_US
dc.subjectMosquito netsen_US
dc.subjectMalaria in pregnancyen_US
dc.subjectCenter for Disease Control (U.S.)en_US
dc.titleMalaria in Developing Countries : The Elusive Silent Killeren_US

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