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  • Malaria In Nigeria

    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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  • Comparison Of Malaria And Plasmodium Parasites

    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 Case Study Essay

    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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  • Biomedical Cause Of Malaria

    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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  • Global Malaria Distribution Figure 2: Global Pattern Of Malaria

    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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  • Analysis Of Robert S. Desowitz's The Malaria Capers

    rural villagers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America of his novel The Malaria Capers. The first section of the book deals with Kala azar, which is transmitted by a fly. Desowitz begins the novel by introducing a tragic story in India of a distressed mother with a sick child. She traveled miles from her small village to a clinic, where her daughter was diagnosed with Kala azar or Visceral Leishmaniasis. The child is accurately diagnosed, but in the ends of dying because the mother cannot afford the…

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  • Malaria In Kenya

    The proposed program will address the health problem of Malaria in children 0-5 years old in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi. (I haven’t find a specific site yet but I know that I want my intervention to take place in the city) Geographic placement Kenya is located on the eastern coast of Africa surrounded by Ethiopia on the North, Somalia on the northeast, South Sudan in the Northwest, Uganda on the West, Tanzania on the South and the Indian ocean on the east (Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey…

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  • Tuberculosis And Malaria

    Programs for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria This paper discusses how there is an important overlap between HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, known as ‘the big three’ and neglected tropical diseases. It suggests that in order to combat the big three, we must first target the multitude of tropical diseases. It highlights the geographic and epidemiologic overlap of the big three most predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. The paper discusses the different relationships between the diseases…

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  • DDT Argumentative Essay

    DDT has been used to control malaria by killing mosquitos in certain countries. However, DDT should not be used to fight malaria because it can damage many ecosystems and harm people in the long run. DDT is not only harmful to the environment, but is harmful to humans and animals. The most important example of DDT hurting an ecosystem is the case of malaria in Borneo. In the 1950s, the World Health Organization sprayed the island of Borneo with DDT in an attempt to kill off the mosquitos that…

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  • Hinduism Case Studies

    It is transferred into the blood and effects the liver. It ruptures blood cells and causes one to have a fever. (Malaria. 2015) Malaria is and infection of the red blood cells. (“Malaria,”2008) Malaria is usually transmitted by mosquitoes that bite as the sun sets and at sunrise. In India incidence of malaria is 2.2 million each year since 1984 with 293 deaths during 1993. (“Malaria,”2008) Chloroquine was used for malaria to be controlled and is now not effective. People who are at a higher risk…

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