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    Plasmodium is a parasite with over 100 species, but only four directly affect humans(“Malaria Parasites”). This parasite affects the circulatory system, or cardiovascular system(Coolidge-Stolz 78). Even though it’s microscoping in size, it can cause a lot of damage. It has many things that structure it, and some are even in common with animals (“Structure of Plasmodium Merozoite”). The parasite gets into the body from mosquitoes and infects the bloodstream(“Plasmodium”). The plasmodium parasite affects the circulatory system. The circulatory system includes the heart, blood vessels, and blood; it links all the parts of the body. This system carries needed materials to the cells and it takes the waste products away. It also transports cells…

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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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    Nagami Chapter Summary

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    The chapter 6 reading of the Nagami book deals with malaria. 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…

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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 parasitic diseases in the population (Pullan and Brooker, 2008; Froeschke et al., 2010, Patz et al 2000). Plasmodium falciparum is the commonest specie of Plasmodium parasite responsible for the many cases of malaria morbidity and death reported in sub-Saharan Africa (Hay et al., 2000; WHO 2014)). Children and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to Plasmodium falciparum infection because of rudimentary and altered immunity respectively (Bull, Marsh. 2002; Guyatt and Snow, 2004).…

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    Lymphatic Filariasis is a disease to the lymphatic system and is the “leading cause to permanent disability in the world” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The lymphatic system plays a major role to our immune system. Lymph is created from the lymphatic system which contain lymphocytes and white blood cells which as we know white blood cells are key to fighting off infections of any sort. Organs in the lymphatic system also dispose of some waste in the body. Lymph nodes are one of…

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    control malaria though GMO mosquitoes. Dr. Michael Riehle is leading the development of mosquitoes with a group of scientists by modifying the mosquitoes’ genome in a way that would cause Plasmodium parasite would no longer be able to induce infection (Global Genes (Ed.). ““The eradication scenario requires three things: A gene that disrupts the development of the parasite inside the mosquito, a genetic technique to bring that gene into the mosquito genome and a mechanism that gives the mosquito…

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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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    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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    According to the article “When Mosquitoes Were Killers in America” by Lauren Tarshis, its shows many ways how mosquitoes are more than a nuisance to humans, but also to animals. Mosquitoes bite humans infected, and then bite another person who isn't infected with a disease and than both of them have a disease, or when animals have a disease and the mosquito bites them and then comes and bites the human than the human has that same disease and could die. “A mosquito bites someone infected with…

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