Malaria

Malaria is a infectious disease that is transmitted through the bite of the female mosquito. All questions about symptoms, causes, prevention, treatment, and history can be found here.

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How do mosquitoes give you malaria?

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Mosquitoes bite you to suck the blood. The female require the same for ovulation. In the process, the insect at times bite the patient of malaria. The malaria parasite enters the stomach of the insect. Growth of the parasite takes place there. The parasite travels to the salivary gland of the insect. When the mosquito bites the next victim, the parasites enters the body of the victim. They go to liver. They multiply there. Then the parasites enter the blood stream. They enter the red blood cells. Again they multiply there. When the red cells burst to liberate the parasite, you get the fever with chills. The parasites invade the fresh red blood cells. And the cycle is repeated again and again. Some of the parasite undergo modification to become male and female gametes. When the mosquito sucks the blood of the patient, these gametes enter the body of the insect. They unite there and travel to salivary gland. The cycle continues.The parasite remains infective for life time and infect many victims.
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What type of microbe causes malaria?

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'Protozoans' is the term usually used to talk about the protists that cause malaria in humans or in other vertebrate erythrocytes. Protozoa belong to a large group of eukaryotic organisms that are single-celled. These are usually microscopic and include amoeba, ciliates, flagellates and sporozoans. In malaria, the protozoans can also be called 'malaria parasites.' Transmission: The sporozoan protozoa that cause malaria are transmitted through a mosquito feeding upon the blood of an infected host and ingesting a number of these parasites. The protozoa develop within the mosquito and are secreted through its saliva to infect other potential hosts when bitten. Once inside a human (or other vertebrate erythrocyte hosts), they can spend a protracted period (from weeks or months to, potentially, years) inside the host's liver and spleen, where they reproduce in the blood (specifically, within the red blood cells, erythrocytes). Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease caused by any of a number of protozoans spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. Only Anopheles mosquitoes can transmit malaria, and they must have been infected through a previous blood meal taken from an infected host. It is common in tropical and subtropical climates in endemic areas including much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Americas. These locations have significant amounts of rain fall and consistent hot temperatures. These warm, consistent temperatures and moisture provide mosquitoes with the environment they need to breed continuously year round. Scientific names: The causative organisms include protists of the genus Plasmodium. The three most common organisms in malaria infections are P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. falciparum. Falciparum malaria is the most serious of the three, causing about 80% of all cases of human malaria and 90% of deaths, and is becoming more frequently drug resistant. Another less common type of Plasmodium that can cause malaria is P. malariae. A fifth type, P. knowlesi, is not thought to infect humans. Prevention: To prevent the disease, a person in the areas where these mosquitoes live should reduce the number of bites they receive. Mosquito netting used around beds can reduce the number of mosquitoes and bites and mosquito repellents also help. Symptoms: Symptoms of malaria are fever, shivering, joint pain, vomiting, anemia, hemoglobinuria (when your urine turns red), retinal damage, and convulsions. The classic symptom of malaria is occurrence of sudden coldness followed by rigors (shaking), then fever and sweating lasting four to six hours, which occurs every two days. Other facts: Plasmodium falciparum - the common African type affects 80 - 85% of malaria patients, and is the most severe form of malaria. P. falciparum is also called a 'malign tertian malaria', malign means "evil", and this is the type which most often kills humans. Plasmodium vivax - Milder than Falciparum, is the second most common species to cause the disease malaria. It is also called 'benign tertian malaria', benign means "good", and this type usually doesn't kill humans. Each year, there are approximately 515 million cases of malaria, killing between one and three million people, the majority of whom are young children in Africa. Young children are more prone to getting Malaria than adults are. Ninety percent of malaria-related deaths occur in Africa. Malaria is commonly associated with poverty, but is also a cause of poverty. Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases and an enormous public health problem. Malaria is a disease which kills a child every 30 seconds across Africa.
Asked in Skin Disorders, Malaria, Pneumonia

Are fungal infections responsible for many 'undiagnosed' illnesses?

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No, systemic candidiasis is a scam. Labs and practitioners charge money to do tests on various samples and they invariably report positive results. They then sell expensive treatments. There is no evidence for any of it. My suggestion is that if you are tempted by some of these ads that you first send a test sample of some kind. See if they report it as negative.
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Is malaria same as yellow fever?

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yellowfever and maleria are verysimilar but they arn't the exact same.
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What is the Latin name for malaria?

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The latin name is "mal aria", meaning "bad air".
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How does malaria get into the body?

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when female anopheles mosquito take a blood meal from a host with malaria, the mosquitoe took the malaria bacteria's gametes with the blood meal. the gamestes fused together in the mosquitoe's gut forming the infected stage. if the mosquito then bit a non infected human host, the infected stage of the bacteria will enter the bloodstream vai the salivary gland of the mosquito.
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How many people infected with malaria survive?

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Malaria, along with tuberculosis, continues to be one of the world's most lethal diseases with half the world's population - about 3.3 billion people - at risk from it, according to the latest World Malaria Report 2009, released by WHO last December. Over 243 million confirmed cases of malaria were reported from across the world, of which an estimated 863,000 died. The biggest burden of malaria is borne by Africa with nearly 90% of , most being children below 5 years.
Asked in Back Neck and Spine, Laboratory Testing, Bronchitis, Malaria

What is a hematology lab test MCV for?

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The MCV Lab Test is a kind of Hemotology Test. The results are derived from Hct, Hgb, and RBC count from a blood sample. MCV stands for Microtic cell volume, the test is an indicator for the size of the RBC's or red blood cells. It helps to determine if there is risk for certain anemia's. Tonya Fisher, LCNS Corbett, J.V. (2008) Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures with Nursing Diagnosis. (7th ed.) New Jersy: Person Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) is a measurement of the average size of your RBCs (red blood cells). The MCV is elevated when your RBCs are larger than normal (macrocytic), for example in anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency. When the MCV is decreased, your RBCs are smaller than normal (microcytic), such as is seen in iron deficiency anemia or thalassemias.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Malaria

Where in the world is Malaria?

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Malaria is transmitted in large areas of Central and South America the island of Hispaniola (includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic) Africa Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and the Middle East) Eastern Europe and the South Pacific and the boblands
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Is malaria a communicable disease and how?

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Yes.Is transmitted from person to person through a vector.
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How is malaria related to herpes simplex?

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Malaria is not related to herpes simplex.
Asked in Medical Terminology, Malaria

What is pre-erythrocytic Schizogony?

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It's the asexual phase in the malaria life cycle that takes place in the liver.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Malaria, Protozoa

What causes malaria?

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A disease caused by the presence of the sporozoan Plasmodium in human or other vertebrate erythrocytes, usually transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus Anopheles that previously sucked blood from a person with malaria
Asked in Malaria, Typhoid Fever

What's difference between malaria and typhoid fever?

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yphoid fever and malaria are caused by parasites; typhoid fever comes about after contact with Salmonella typhi bacteria. The symptoms of both these diseases also do vary to a certain extent. Mostly, a malaria infection will manifest itself through chills, fevers, nausea, vomiting and sometimes even diarrhoea. However, the symptoms of typhoid are stomach pain, skin rashes, extreme muscle weakness and fatigue along with high fever. A simple blood test (CBC) is enough to decide whether the person is suffering from malarial infection or not. However, in order to detect the presence of salmonella typhi widal test and typhidot are conducted.
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What are the causes of malaria?

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Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes that have bitten an infected person and then bitten you. It is in the saliva of the mosquito. To prevent the disease a person wants to reduce the number of bites they receive. Nets to sleep under help. Reducing the number of mosquitoes help. Spray to repel insects help. A disease caused by the presence of the sporozoan Plasmodium in human or other vertebrate erythrocytes, usually transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus Anopheles that previously sucked blood from a person with malaria Malaria is a potentially fatal tropical disease that is caused by a parasite known as Plasmodium. It is spread through the bite of an infected female mosquito. Malaria is transmitted to humans from the Anopheles mosquito. *Each year, there are approximately 515 million cases of malaria, killing between one and three million people, the majority of whom are young children in Africa. *Ninety percent of malaria-related deaths occur in Africa. Malaria is commonly associated with poverty, but is also a cause of poverty. *Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases and an enormous public health problem. *Young children are more prone to getting Malaria than adults are. *Malaria is a disease which kills a child every 30 seconds across Africa. *In Tanzania malaria is the leading killer of children. Symptoms of malaria are fever, shivering, joint pain, vomiting, anemia, hemoglobinuria (when your urine turns red), retinal damage, and convulsions. The classic symptom of malaria is occurrence of sudden coldness followed by rigor (shaking) and then fever and sweating lasting four to six hours, every two days. Malaria is caused by one of at least four species of parasitic protozoan in the Plasmodium genus, P. malariae, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. falciparum, with P. falciparum causing the most acute onset and highest mortality. It is spread by the female Anopheles mosquito in tropical and subtropical climates in endemic areas.
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Can you die for malaria?

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Yes possibly, if left untreated and sometimes when they have been treated aswell.
Asked in Vitamins and Supplements, Children's TV Shows, Malaria

Why would you receive an apparent body high from starting a new vitamin regimen?

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It's possible that your body was lacking in a certain vitamin or mineral, so you're used to feeling low. Low feels normal to you. Now that you're taking that vitamin or mineral, your body feels better. So normal feels high. It's also possible that there is more than just vitamins and minerals in your "vitamin regement"...
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How did malaria get its name and what does it mean?

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Malaria literally made from two words. 'Mal' mean bad and 'aria' means air. It was thought that malaria comes from bad air from marshy land. That is correct. You get more mosquitoes from marshy land, which spread malaria.
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Are people with Hemophilia prevented of getting Malaria?

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No, hemophilia does not confer an advantage against malaria. People with sickle-cell anemia do have an immunity, of sorts.
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How can malaria be prevented?

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Staying away from places that have malaria and taking pills to prevent malaria. One can help reduce the spread of malaria by not allowing favorable conditions in which mosquitoes can breed, hatch and then develop from larvae to adult. Since mosquitoes are the number one carrier of malaria worldwide, preventing the bugs from multiplying would be a safe and effective way to progress in eradication of malaria. Several NGO's have malaria prevention programs in effect. You can prevent being bitten by mosquitoes by putting bug spray on your body and wear clothes that cover your arms and legs Getting rid of mosquito breeding grounds, use of mosquito nets, anti-malarial drugs, proper hygiene, bug spray are all proactive methods to reduce risk.

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