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  • Malaria control

    Effective malaria control is used to describe the situation in which malaria is no longer a considerable cause of deaths or illness but in which it continues to be transmitted.6

  • Mass Drug Administration (MDA)

    Everyone in a given population receives medicines to cure any infection (symptomatic or asymptomatic) and prevent reinfection in the short-term.

  • Merozoite

    A daughter-cell formed by asexual development in the life cycle of malaria parasites. Liver-stage and blood-stage malaria parasites develop into schizonts which contain many merozoites. When the schizonts are mature, they (and their host cells) rupture; the merozoites are released and infect red blood cells.1