plasmodium ovale: Another new disease in Kerala .. Soldier from Sudan identified – new genus of malaria plasmodium ovale detected solider in kerala

As the severity of the corona virus epidemic continues around the world, a new type of malaria gene has been identified in Kerala. Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Thursday announced the discovery of a new parasite called Plasmodium ovale. It was spotted by a soldier from Sudan. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Kannur District Hospital. “Plasmodium ovale .. A new malaria parasite has been identified in the state .. This gene has been detected in a soldier .. We are treating him at Kannur district hospital .. He has recently come from Sudan,” the health minister said on his Twitter account. The minister said there was no need to worry about this and the spread of the disease could be prevented with timely treatment and preventive measures. Moreover, there is no evidence that this parasite is lethal. There are five major types of protozoa that cause malaria. Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium malaria, Plasmodium nolesi, Plasmodium ovale. Of these, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are the most common in the country. Plasmodium ovale is commonly found in Africa. The first known corona virus to be detected in the country was in Kerala. A Kerala student studying at Wuhan University .. Corona was diagnosed positive after returning home from China. The student was diagnosed with Kovid on January 30 and was treated at a Thrissur hospital. In 2018, the NIFA virus also came to light in Kerala. Source