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Identify the malaria parasite in an online game to help eradicate malaria.
Malaria is an infectious disease that kills 655,000 people every year and is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes and multiplies in the liver and eventually red blood cells of infected humans. In order to diagnose malaria a specialist has to view a person’s blood smear through a microscope which can takes up to half an hour per specimen. This just isn’t fast enough! Researchers came up with a way to screen for malaria much more quickly using mobile phones to crowd source analyses of malaria images, by having people simply play games. MalariaSpot and MalariaSpot Bubbles are games you can play to help eradicate malaria, what are you waiting for?