Taxonomy: f. Plasmodidae
Animal: Plasmodium falciparum 3 16.jpg
Plasmodium falciparum ring forms in thin film. The incubation period is 8-14 days but can be up to 4 weeks. People with some immunity may have quite high parasitaemias before they develop symptoms. The red cells infected with P. falciparum are not enlarged or mis-shapened or become pale unlike red cells infected with P.vivax and do not have Schuffner's dots.
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