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Malaria - Overview

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How is malaria transmitted?

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


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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this was wonderfully done
moses odradria Thursday, January 5, 2012
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?
camaldina Sunday, February 6, 2011

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