Malaria - Overview
- Malarial diseases
- Uncomplicated Malaria
- Clinical Diagnosis
- Symptoms and physical findings
- Microscopic examination
- Serological examination
- About Malaria causing Mosquito & its Life cycle
- Malaria vectors in India
- About Malarial Parasite - Plasmodium
- Malaria control measures
How is malaria transmitted?
Malaria is a communicable disease caused by the parasite plasmodium. Four species of the plasmodium parasite cause malaria. They are:
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.