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Explaining the causes, symptoms, preventions and treatments of Malaria

Sarah Hungerford

on 12 September 2010

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Malaria Causes Symptoms Incidence Prevention Treatment Transmission Nausea
Diarhoea Cycles of chills, fever and sweating Yellowing of the skin Muscle aches Vomiting Coughing Falciparum Malaria: Bleeding problems Kidney or liver fever Shock Central nervous system problems Factors that effect the treatment: Where in the world was it obtained? What type of Malaria is the patient suffering from? Oral Medication Most common:Chloroquine Phosphate Other: Guanine sulphate plus doxycycline tetracycline Clindamycin Atovaguone-proguanil "mal" "aria"=bad air (Latin) Plasdonium parasite infects red blood cells Mosquito bite Mosquito butes human immature plasmodium enters liver starts attacking red blood cells Mosquito bites again and takes some of the malaria to pass on to others avoiding mosquito bites using creams netted windows staying inside at twilight Medications chloroquine (weekly dose) Proguanil (daily dose) 1950 annual incidence: 2.5 million deaths with 250 million cases 1988: 110 million cases, 270 million people infected globally 2 thirds of the world in endemic (disease) areas Main Endemic areas P. Vivax, P. Malarie, P. Ovale, P. Falciparum 4 types: By Sarah Hungerford
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