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Malaria in...

Natalie Dirocco, Lauren Cadillac,


Jason Bankert, Erin Kintzel,
Gemma Ryder, John Zierenber
hat is Malaria?
One of the most widespread tropical diseases.
Four species of protozoan parasite of the plasmodium genus
cause malaria in humans- P. vivax, P. ovale, P. falciparum, P.
malariae.
Malaria caused by P. vivax most common, P. falciparum most
fatal
Of the known 2,500 species of mosquioteos worldwide, only
around 50-60 species of Anophelis mosquitoes can transmit the
infection
The parasite requires a host to grow
Malaria background info.
Classic symptoms: headaches, vomiting,
shivering, fewver, joint pain.
Severe malaria can cause hypoglycemia (low
blood sugar), anemia, renal failure,
pulmonary edema, shock and coma (can lead
to death)
Can be cured if diagnosed and treated
promptly
Location
Sources
http://www.searo.who.int/en/Section10/
Section21/Section334.htm