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What is Malaria?
Transcript of What is Malaria?
by Rahma Ali
Cleveland High School Causes of Malaria
The parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, causes malaria and infects and destroys red blood cells
Symptoms of malaria include fever, chills, sweating, fatique, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea Affects of Malaria
When infection occurs, the person's temperature rises
The malaria parasite destroys infected red blood cells
Causes yellowing of skin and eyes (Jaundice) Treatments or Cures for Malaria?
Treating malaria may involve admission to hospital
Outpatient care may be necessary
Anti-malarial drugs are available before or after infections
Cures for malaria are still being developed and tested
Anti-malarials should not be misused to avoid drug resistance
An effective malaria vaccine is necessary Transmission of Malaria
Malaria is transmitted through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito
A mosquito is infected with the malaria parasite when it bites an infected person
When the infected mosquito bites an uninfected person, malaria is transmitted Origin of Malaria
Brought to America by Europeans
Also from tropical countries like Africa & SE Asia
Malaria is common in tropical areas near the equator like Central America, Africa and SE Asia Preventing Malaria
Use a bed net treated with mosquito repellent
Avoid mosquit bites
Wear long-sleeved clothes
Treat clothing with insecticide, like permethrin
Use bug repellent on skin THE END References "Google Images." Google. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.
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