MALARIA

Plasmodium knowlesi. but is found in <1% of cases.a simian malaria with 5 confirmed cases in Palawan. Plasmodium ovale ‐ not currently present in the Philippines • 5. Plasmodium vivax ‐ causes 30% of malaria cases.• Malaria is a parasitic disease caused by one‐celled organisms called Plasmodia which are transmitted to man through the bite of female anopheles mosquito. severe malaria • 2. Plasmodium falciparum ‐ the dominant species in the Philippines (70% of malaria cases). Plasmodium malariae ‐the only species which also infects monkeys (zoonoses). • 4. • 3. Vivax malaria is mostly benign and infection rarely leads to mortality. There are different species of Plasmodia which can infect humans: • 1. can cause life threatening. .

Life Cycle of Malaria .

Components of the Malaria Life Cycle .

Characteristics of the 3 Species of Human Malaria • Text .

Anti-malarial Drug Treatment .

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Action of anti-malarial drug in the different life stages of malaria parasite .

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