Malaria Video

What is Malaria? Malaria is caused by a parasite that enters blood through the bite of an infected mosquito. Malaria is a serious parasitic disease and is carried to humans through mosquitoes infected with the protozoan parasite called Plasmodium. There are 5 species of Plasmodium (Malaria parasite) which infect humans: Plasmodium vivax Plasmodium falciparum Plasmodium malariae Plasmodium ovale Plasmodium knowlesi Of these five, Plasmodium falciparum is the most deadly parasite. An important fact about malaria is, only the female mosquitoes belonging to Anopheles genus act as vectors in carrying the disease. These mosquitoes blood feed on infected humans and contribute to the transmission of malaria. However, malaria is a non-contagious disease and does not spread directly from person-to-person.
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