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    Malaria In Nigeria

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    Part 2: Health Issue Paper (A case study on Malaria) Magnitude of Malaria in Nigeria: Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite called plasmodium which infects human blood cells (A parasite is an organism that can only exist in the body of another organism for all or part of their life). In Nigeria 98% of malaria infections are due to Plasmodium falciparum. This parasite causes the most deadly form of malaria, known as severe malaria. Other forms of malaria present in Nigeria include P. ovale and P. malariae which play a minor role with the latter being quite common as a double infection in children. Malaria is endemic in all parts of Nigeria although some parts have higher transmission than others. This means that all of the populations are…

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    Malaria Global Patterns

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    What are the causes of the global patterns of Malaria? A countries environment and climate are huge factors that affect the predominance of malaria within that country. Mosquitos thrive in warm areas and can only live in temperatures above 16 degrees Celsius. The African Region accounts for 85% of malaria cases and 90% of malaria deaths worldwide. The year round warm climate in sub Saharan Africa provides perfect conditions for mosquitos and the malaria parasite to reproduce quickly and go…

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    Malaria Avoidable Killer

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    Dani Amir Diane Fingers Senior Lit Comp 10 December 2015 Malaria, the Avoidable Killer Malaria kills more people than smoking per year! Malaria is a disease in third-world countries, caused by a parasite that infects the mosquitoes feeding on people. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), there are four types of parasites that infect people: Plasmodium Falciparum, P. Vivax, P. Ovale, and P. Malariae. There are about 198 million cases of…

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    societal growth and by helping the less fortunate. Malaria is most common in poor tropical areas in the world, with the most common being various regions in Africa (“Impact of Malaria”, 2016). The biomedical cause of malaria is mosquitos, and the organisms that causes it is Plasmodium. The weather in these areas causes the perfect breeding grounds for transmission throughout the year, and also influenced the socioeconomic background of the communities. In addition, this also affects…

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    Ethical Issues On Malaria

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    Malaria is one of the most widespread, serious, and dangerous illnesses that affect a huge population, especially in the Sub Saharan Africa region. [1] Malaria causes more than 250 million infections and nearly 1 million deaths annually, with 90% of fatal cases occurring in infants and children, typically in sub-Saharan Africa. Considering the high percentage of infected people, interventions towards preventing malaria need to occur. Genetically modified mosquitoes are one way to prevent…

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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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    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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    Introduction We now possess the technology to utilise genetic engineering to eradicate humanity’s deadliest predator. Malaria was responsible for infecting over 200 million people, whilst causing 438 000 deaths in 2015 alone, (World Health Organisation 2016) and is responsible for over a thousand deaths every day, being possibly the single biggest killer of humans in history. Malaria Malaria is transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito infected with Plasmodium Parasites. There are many…

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    Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo Malaria has been an issue in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a long time, however, recently the situation has gotten worse. In 2009, the organization called Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated just over 45,000 people with malaria. Although two years later, in 2011, the total number of people being treated more than tripled it and rose to over 150,000 (Smith). Malaria has impacted thousands of people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo,…

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