Malaria In Third World Countries

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Malaria has always interested me, due to how deadly it is causing massive deaths in third countries. I have always been told to stay away from mosquitoes because they transfer this disease, but why? What caused this disease to occur, so that is why I chose to do my paper on it. I would one day like to go to third world countries to help with doctors without borders, and wanted to know exactly what I have to watch out for and why.
Malaria affects two main hosts; humans and female mosquitoes, Anopheles. When humans are first exposed to the parasite is through a bite from an affected female mosquito. Once the disease has been transported to humans, it begins to grow and multiply in the liver cells then moving to the red blood cells. Once in the blood the parasites reproduce inside the red blood cells, ultimately destroying them. By doing this the daughter parasites which are called, merozoites, are released where they continue the cycle of invasion and destruction of the red blood cells. It is during the infection of the blood stage that causes the actual symptoms of malaria. It takes about 10 to 18 days for the parasites that are found called sporozoites which are found in
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If you plan on leaving the country to an area where malaria is common you could possibly be prescribed medications which are the same as the ones used to treat the disease to help prevent the contracting malaria which can be taken before, during, or after your trip. If you permanently live in an area where malaria is common, you can talk to your doctor over long-term prevention. For sleeping you can sleep under a mosquito net, to keep from being bitten at night by infected mosquitos. You may also cover your skin with long shirts and pants along with hats or using bug spray that contains DEET which also helps with infections. You can relate to “up-to-datemap” from CDC to help show you if malaria can be found in your

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