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Plasmodium

Life Cycle of Plasmodium vivax (Malarial Parasite) Systematie Position Kingdom    :    Protista Phylum       :    Protozoa Class          :    Sporozoa Genus         :    Plasmodium Species       :    vivax Habit s and habitat:- Plasmodium is an intracellular sporozoan parasite causing malaria in man. The parasite lives in the RBC’s and liver cells of man and alimentary canal and salivary glands of female Anopheles mosquito. Structure:- Structure of plasmodium is different stages of its...

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Apicomplexa

protists. There are about 4,000 known species, but this is certainly just an understatement of the actual number. Of the described species seven genera infect humans; these include the following: Plasmodium, Babesia, Cryptosporidium, Isospora, Toxoplasma, Cyclospora and Sarcocystis. Species in the genus Plasmodium cause malaria in humans and other animals; an estimated 300 million people in over 90 countries are infected with malaria, and over 1 million die from it each year. Others apicomplexans cause...

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Malaria Life Cycle

of the genus Plasmodium which infects both humans and mosquitoes in a cyclical process. It is carried by only by female mosquitoes residing in tropical and subtropical areas and is injected into unsuspecting human hosts by the bite of an infected mosquito. This particular Plasmodium is highly specific to infecting humans as we are the only vertebrates infected and the Anopheles mosquitoes are the vectors. (1). This papers main focus shall be the process by which a malarial plasmodium colonizes and...

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Malaria

Malaria (also called biduoterian fever, blackwater fever, falciparum malaria, plasmodium, Quartan malaria, and tertian malaria) is one of the most infectious and most common diseases in the world. This serious, sometimes-fatal disease is caused by a parasite that is carried by a certain species of mosquito called the Anopheles. It claims more lives every year than any other transmissible disease except tuberculosis. Every year, five hundred million adults and children (around nine percent of the...

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Malaria - Causes and Prevention

MALARIA Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by protists (a type of microorganism) of the genus Plasmodium. It begins with a bite from an infected female mosquito, which introduces the protists via its saliva into the circulatory system, and ultimately to the liver where they mature and reproduce. The disease causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death. Malaria is widespread in tropical...

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MALARIA SURVEILLANCE

 MALARIA SURVEILLANCE Malaria is Malaria Is caused by infection with a single-celled nucleated protozoan of the genus Plasmodium. There are four species of Plasmodium that cause disease in humans: P. Vivax P. falciparum P. ovale P. malariae P. vivax and P. falciparum are the most prevalent, accounting for almost 90 percent of all cases worldwide. Malaria life-cycle Anopheles mosquito goes through asexual and sexual reproduction Asexual reproduction occurs in the human body and sexual reproduction...

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Should Ddt Be Banned Worldwide?

to the same dramatic extent, and now constitute the bulk of malarial deaths worldwide, especially following the resurgence of the disease as a result of microbe resistance to drug treatments and the spread of the deadly malarial variant caused by Plasmodium falciparum. The goal of eradication was abandoned in 1969, and attention was focused on controlling and treating the disease. Spraying programs (especially using DDT) were curtailed due to concerns over safety and environmental effects, as well...

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The 5 Leading Diseases That Causes Mortality Rate Under 5 Years of Age in the Philippines

studies suggest that mortality is high when a high proportion of measles patients have secondary cases (acquired through exposure at home). 1 According to Department of Health entomologist, Norma Joson, malaria is caused by four species of the Plasmodium parasite, namely P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae and P. ovale. Only the first two are endemic to the Philippines. The parasite is primarily transmitted by the two species of Anopheles mosquito native to this country, the Anopheles flavirostris...

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Malaria

1 Parasitic Disease: Malaria Brittany Jolicoeur May 8th, 2012 Frost/ SB1 3U Malaria 2 Parasitic Disease: Malaria Malaria is a serious parasitic infection that is spread by Anopheles mosquitoes. The Plasmodium parasite that can cause malaria is neither a bacterium nor a virus therefore it is a single-celled parasite that multiplies in red blood cells of humans as well as in the mosquito intestine. C. Laveran in 1880 was the first to identify the parasites...

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Marketing Strategy Roles in Determining Consumer Behaviour

needed because there are numerous species of vectors and four species ofPlasmodium. * Some populations of Plasmodium, especially Plasmodium falciparum, are resistant to drugs, so alternative drugs need to be used. * Research needs to be done on new drugs as a "reserve weapon" for future cases of drug resistance. Unfortunately, drug resistance is more common in malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum, the most dangerous type of malaria, than in the other three species. * Some populations of mosquitoes...

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