Method for the detection of Plasmodium parasite species infecting humans

Detection of Plasmodium parasite

Introduction : 

Malaria is a major global health concern, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. It disproportionately affects vulnerable populations, such as young children and pregnant women.

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Malaria :

Malaria is a potentially life-threatening mosquito-borne disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite. The parasites are transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Once inside the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver and then infect red blood cells, leading to symptoms of the disease.

Symptoms : 

Common symptoms of malaria include :

  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue

In severe cases, malaria can cause complications such as anemia, organ failure, and cerebral malaria, which can be fatal if not treated promptly and properly.

Malaria life cycle : 

The life cycle of malaria involves complex interactions between the Plasmodium parasite and two hosts: humans and female Anopheles mosquitoes. There are several species of Plasmodium that cause malaria, but the most common ones affecting humans are Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae, and Plasmodium ovale.

Malaria Diagnosis : 

The diagnosis of malaria involves identifying the presence of Plasmodium parasites in a patient’s blood. Several methods are used for malaria diagnosis, each with its own level of sensitivity and specificity. The choice of diagnostic method depends on factors such as the available resources, the expertise of healthcare personnel, and the prevalence of malaria in the region. The main diagnostic methods for malaria include:

Microscopic Examination

Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs)

Molecular Diagnostics

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Serological Tests 


Current methods for the detection of Plasmodium parasite species infecting humans

Serological Tests :

Serological tests detect antibodies produced by the body’s immune response to malaria parasites. These tests are not used for initial diagnosis but may be helpful in epidemiological studies or surveillance to determine past exposure to malaria.

Humasis Malaria Test : 

Blood simple: Whole blood

Accuracy : 99%

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Public health initiatives and partnerships, along with improved healthcare infrastructure and access to effective treatments, are essential in the fight against malaria. Organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and various NGOs are actively involved in malaria control and elimination programs worldwide.



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