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Most severe form of malaria is


A
Plasmodium vivax
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B
Falciparum malaria
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C
Both of the above
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D
None of the above
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Solution

The correct option is B Falciparum malaria
Malaria is caused by the protozoan parasite Plasmodium. Human malaria is caused by four different species of Plasmodium: P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale and P. vivaxPlasmodium falciparum is a protozoan parasite, one of the species of Plasmodium that cause malaria in humans. It is transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito. Malaria caused by this species (also called malignant or falciparum malaria) is the most dangerous form of malaria, with the highest rates of complications and mortality. 
Therefore, the correct answer is option B.

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