Malaria - Overview

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How is malaria transmitted?

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Malaria is a communicable disease caused by the parasite plasmodium. Four species of the plasmodium parasite cause malaria. They are:

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► Plasmodium vivax

► Plasmodium malariae

► Plasmodium ovale

► Plasmodium falciparum

It is spread to humans by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito. Traveling to mosquito- prone areas increases the risk of contracting the disease.

Female mosquitoes are concerned with the transmission of plasmodium whereas male mosquitoes feed only on fruit juices.
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camaldina Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thanks for write-pus. Its very informative. You only talked about the treatment of malaria, but what about the treatment/avoidance of the Malaria Relapses, which is very important?

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