New York: 7th August 2012
Scientists have sequenced genome of a malaria parasite that constitutes about 65% malaria cases in India, paving the way for new vaccines to combat the disease . The National Institute of Malaria Research in India was a part of the study which focused on Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax), a species of malaria that afflicts humans and the most prevalent human malaria parasite outside Africa. P. vivax malaria constitutes about 60-65 % of total malaria cases in India.
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