Neurological damage from Malaria

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Neurological damage from malaria
6/12/02. By Ian Jones

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, is assessing neurological damage and disability that can follow malaria infection in childhood.

Even when severe malaria is not itself fatal, the legacy of an infection may be felt well after recovery. Attention to date has tended to focus on acute illness, but it is becoming clear that episodes of malaria can have a long-term neurological impact that significantly affects a child's development and later life.