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iol scitech nov 18 malaria

A common type of malaria that used to be powerless to infect certain groups of Africans is becoming more potent, putting tens of millions of people at risk, scientists said.

Caused by a mosquito-borne parasite called Plasmodium vivax, the infection is rarely fatal but can lay dormant in the liver and cause chronic recurrences if left untreated.

Read on: http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/news/africa-facing-new-malaria-risk-1.1608440#.UqHAhSdirTo

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