Possible Reasons Why Malaria-Endemic Regions are Less Susceptible to Covid-19
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African Journal of Malaria and Tropical Diseases ISSN 4123-0981 Vol. 9 (1), pp. 001-004, December, 2021.Available online at www.internationalscholarsjournals.com © International Scholars Journals
Malaria remains one of the most common parasitic infections in the tropical regions across the globe, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa while maintaining an epidemiological and holoendemic status quo . This infection known to be caused by single-celled eukaryotes of the plasmodium genus proliferate through the bites of infected anopheles’ mosquitoes and introducing the parasite led to its proliferation within the vertebrate tissues most especially, the liver organ before entering the bloodstream to poison the erythrocytes. Interestingly, this parasitic disease shares some similar symptoms with the lethal infectious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Currently, one-third of the world is battling either Malaria or COVID-19 with both illnesses having high morbidity and mortality rate.
Malaria, COVID -19, Malaria endemic regions, Africa, Parasitic diseases, Immunity, Renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS)