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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. The aspects of Malaria that Desowitz covers are a basic overview of the disease, the parasite that causes the disease, and the vector, which is the mosquito. Desowitz then begins with another tragic story, much like with the introduction to Kala azar. It is the story of the death of a young Thai woman and unborn child who ultimately suffer death from drug-resistant falciparum malaria. These stories that Desowitz tells reminds us that this disease along with many others are one of the…

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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…

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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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    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. Falciparum malaria is the most devastating form of the disease and is the type that Dr. Nagami’s patient was…

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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