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    Nagami Chapter Summary

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    Malaria is a parasitic infection that is transmitted through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito. The disease was endemic to the United States prior to an eradication program that took place in the early 20th century. Despite the best efforts of the World Health Organization the disease was not eradicated worldwide. It can still be found in many regions of the world including Africa, Latin America and Asia. In the case that Dr. Nagami discusses the patient picked up the disease in the Ivory Coast in West Central Africa. Malaria symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, body aches, vomiting and nausea. In severe cases it will spread through the blood system and begin attacking various body systems. It can cause coma, anemia shut down the lungs, cause kidney failure.…

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    Global Pattern- Malaria Figure 1: global malaria distribution figure 2: global distribution of malaria mosquito Geographic Distribution of Malaria As shown on figure 1, the risk of malaria disease is concentrated between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, such as Sub-Sahara in Africa, north of South America and Southeast of Asia. Malaria is more concentrated here because these areas have similar patterns such breeding of Anopheles mosquito. This is due to…

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    Malaria Case Study Essay

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    Introduction Malaria is a lethal disease caused by the Plasmodium species that are transmitted to people through bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.1 There are 5 known Plasmodium species and among these, the P. falciparum is the most dangerous and deadly.1 According to the latest studies, there are approximately 198 million cases of malaria in 2013 and an estimated 584 000 deaths.2 However, Malaria mortality rates have decreased by 54% in the WHO African Region and nearly 47% globally…

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    of different species, like the Aedes, Culex and Anopheles. Once feeding begins on their host they can easily transmit deadly diseases. Below are a few mosquito-borne diseases quite common in both developing countries and the world at large. Malaria Research reveals that this disease has killed more people than all the wars in the world, combined. It is carried by the female Anopheles mosquito which transmits microscopic parasites (of the genus Plasmodium) from one person to another while…

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    primates. The Chinese was one of the first countries to document the signs of malaria, where they documented them as “the mother of fever.” Others such as the Sumerians, India, Greece and Rome were also some of the first countries that provided evidence of malaria, where the Romans refer to it as “Romans fever.” There is also evidence or documentation of many individuals in South America using quinine to treat fever as early as the 15th century. Desowitz then dives into how the parasite for…

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    Malaria can affect many people around the world, about 3.2 billion people are at risk of malaria. But malaria often occurs in Africa, most recorded cases and deaths came from Sub-Saharan Africa. About 90% of deaths caused by malaria in the world occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria mainly occurs in tropical and subtropical regions which characterize most regions in Africa. Also, poverty, lack of knowledge, and little or no access to health care contribute to numerous deaths causes by malaria in…

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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,…

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    Africa is the home of many diseases such as HIV, measles, diarrhea, but one in particular is malaria. Malaria is disease cause by an Anopheles mosquito. Malaria can be spread from one person to another. Parasite known assporozoite travels through the bloodstream into the kidney and infects the blood cells. When the infected mosquito bites the victim, the parasites goes into the bloodstream causing illness. Malaria is harming a specific population group, which is young children. Children in…

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    Lewis and Clarks hardships of the Midwest By Zachary gammon The men who had explored the Midwest, Lewis and Clark. There is no doubt that they had hardships and things they had to fight and struggle. These true heroes dealt with starvation, malaria, insects, animal threats, gunshot wounds, disease, and even death. This was the expedition of Lewis and Clark. One of the hardships Lewis and Clark and the men faced was…

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    Malaria Research Paper

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    Malaria, a disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes, is a topic that should be upheld to the topmost importance. However, there are countries in Africa that are suffering from this disease, Ghana being one of them. Malaria contributes greatly to the poor health state in Africa. For example, in Suntreso polyclinic and Agogo Presbyterian Hospital in Kumasi City (the second largest city in Ghana), when about five hundred patients were…

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