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Malaria parasite entering red blood cells

Here we see a malaria parasite, called Plasmodium yoelii, attacking rodent red blood cells. This infection leads to serious changes in the red blood cells, which disrupt the smooth flow of blood and deprive the brain and other organs of nutrients and oxygen. Malaria parasites kill almost 1 million people worldwide each year.

Malaria Parasite Gif Animation


Nagasaki University & Institute for Tropical Medicine