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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 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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    Malaria Research Paper

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    Malaria which can be a highly life-threatening disease is caused by the bite of a female mosquito infected with Plasmodium. Mosquitos infected with this disease can pass it on to their offspring which makes it much more prevalent. Since Malaria is transmitted through the blood, someone can contract the disease not only from being bitten but also through the transfusion of blood from a person that has this disease to a person that does not have it. Organ transplants also go along with the…

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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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    Malaria Change The Body

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    What is Malaria and how do You Prevent it? Introduction When you hear the word “malaria,” most people think that only people who live in Africa or third world countries get it. However, anyone can get it, especially if you are visiting one of these countries where malaria is prevalent. Malaria is a disease that affects thousands of people every day even though it could easily be prevented. It is extremely important to know what malaria is and how you can prevent and treat it because it can…

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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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    Malaria Research Paper

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    Malaria which can be a highly life-threatening disease is caused by the bite of a female mosquito infected with Plasmodium. Mosquitos infected with this disease can pass it on to their offspring which makes it much more prevalent. Since Malaria is transmitted through the blood, someone can contract the disease not only from being bitten but also through the transfusion of blood from a person that has this disease to a person that does not have it. Organ transplants also go along with the…

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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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    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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