Malaria is a mosquito-borne life-threatening disease caused by five species of Plasmodium parasites (single celled organisms). The severity of malaria varies based on the species of plasmodium. Symptoms are chills, fever and sweating, usually occurring a few weeks after being bitten by malaria carrying mosquitoes.
There are 198 million cases of malaria worldwide each year. The world population is 7.2 billion, and 3.2 billion people are at risk for contracting malaria. Annually, there are 584,000 deaths from malaria worldwide. India makes up over 75% of the total number of malaria cases in Southeast Asia.
We have developed a lightweight Computer Aided Diagnostic System with an aim of easing the weary task of detection of Malaria infected cells by examination of microscopic blood smears images and to enable practical use of our model in remote and rural areas where high computation power and network maybe deficient.
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