Malaria Essays

  • Malaria Prevention

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    ntroduction Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease caused by the plasmodium species, which are a group of microorganisms. ("Fighting Malaria"). They are single celled protozoan parasites which are transmitted through the puncture of the female anopheles’ mosquito. Malaria endemic countries are usually tropical and sub-tropical regions, such as Africa, and Asia. (Malar) Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, affecting those who have very little immunity, such as children, pregnant

  • Malaria Economic Impact

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    Malaria is a very common disease affecting people all around the world. It has been a life threatening problem since 2700 BC. There are over 100 countries at risk for Malaria transmission, nearly half the world’s population, 3.3 billion. It is especially life threatening in Africa, where 20% of childhood deaths are due to malaria. Additionally, out of the 250 million cases each year, there are around one million deaths. Of these deaths, the majority are children under the age of five. Since Malaria

  • Malaria Negative Impact

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    Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases and it occurs worldwide, particularly in Africa and Asia. About 3 billion people are at risk of getting malaria and there are about 250 million cases per year which lead 1 million people to death. The parasite that causes malaria to start is a Plasmodium falciparum. Firstly, Malaria has a negative impact on the society. Malaria is a sickness that is transferred by insects, such as mosquitoes. The mosquito carries the disease from one human to

  • Malaria Disease In Nigeria

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    CURRENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE ON THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH MALARIA INFECTION IN AFRICA. Many have asked; what is Malaria. I say it is the leading cause of death in the world. However,Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite’ according to Peter Lam from Medical News today. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito. Once an infected mosquito bites a human, most especially from dusk to dawn, the parasites multiply

  • Malaria Problems In Nigeria

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    Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases prevalent worldwide and can be transmitted by bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes. Nigeria is the country with the largest malaria problem, it is known to kill 300,000 people each year - and 97% of the people living in Nigeria are at risk of catching the disease. (photos.state.gov) Nigeria being an under developed country, with inadequate health care system, diseases like Malaria would affect the economy of the country greatly. As Nigeria is a

  • The Characteristics Of The Malaria Parasites

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    The Malaria parasite. The malaria parasite also has its own life-cycle. Part of the cycle is in the mosquito and the other part in man. If the cycle is broken at any point, the parasite will perish. The cycle in man. The malaria parasites are first introduced into the human body by the bite of the infected mosquito. The parasites get into the liver where each divides (multiplies) into a large number. After some days, these parasites in the liver are released into the blood. In the blood, each

  • The Negative Effects Of Malaria

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    Health Organization explains, “Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes” (2016).The common symptoms of malaria are chill, high fever, headache, and vomiting, and they appear around seven days or more. In some case, malaria can lead to death because people have a severe illness. According to WHO World Malaria Report 2015, “there were 214 million new cases of malaria worldwide in 2015” (2015). There

  • Malaria Literature Report

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    anopheline mosquito and human host depicting the different stages and their duration. Available at http:/www.dpd.cdc.gov/dpdx/HTML/Malaria.htm. - 5 - CHAPTER ONE Background Information Plasmodium falciparum is the main cause of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa and Kenya. Malaria is a major public health problem in developing tropical countries with high morbidity and mortalities in children under 5 years and pregnant women (WHO, 2014). It is one of the most difficult to treat parasitic infections due

  • Malaria Critical Evaluation

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    Part 1: Critical evaluation of Malaria elimination Programme: An Interview with Dr. Abikoye Olatayo (Malaria Technical Officer) The current policy document or programme on malaria is the Nigerian Malaria Elimination Programme Strategic Plan 2014 – 2020. It is a document that was drawn from the National Strategic Health Development Plan 2010 – 2015. The document is also in line with the National Health and Development Priorities. The document outlined the provision of a comprehensive and holistic

  • Malaria Literature Review

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    Chapter II. Literature Review 2.1. Malaria epidemiology and regulating ecological interactions Human malaria is infectious disease resulted by interaction of three key factors; these are causative agent, mosquito vector and susceptible human host. Different environmental factors interact and influence the interactions between vector and parasite, vector and host, as well as parasite and host. The interactions between the three key factors of malaria epidemiology are due to the requirements of both

  • Malaria Transmission In Africa

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    Malaria is the most common disease in third world countries with a tropical climate; the disease is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes. In the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells. Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache, and vomiting, and usually appear between 10 and 15 days after the mosquito bite. If not treated, malaria can quickly become life-threatening by disrupting the blood

  • Malaria Case Study

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    The prevalence rate and Risk Factors of Malaria among under 5 Years children at Elguneid Hospital, Elgezira State in the period 25 July to 25 September2013. Tahani . B. Elyias 1and Majeda. H. Gulam2 1. Faculty of Medicine, University of Red Sea- Sudan. 2. Ministry of Health, Geziera State– Sudan. *Corresponding authorha email: Thani.babiker@Yahoomail.com . Abstract Background: Malaria is a major contributor to child ill health; more than 10 million of the world’s children die each year before reaching

  • Malaria Control In Ethiopia

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    Abstract Background: Malaria is one of the main public health problems in Ethiopia with more than three-quarters of the landmass of the country and an estimated 68% of the total population is considered at risk of malaria infection. Ethiopia is undertaking various malaria control strategies that aim to improve access and equity to preventive as well as curative health services, which include quick and valuable malaria treatment options and selective vector control approach like using insecticide-treated

  • Malaria Life Cycle

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    Malaria is a contagious disease caused by five different Plasmodium parasites that have similar life cycles.1 These parasites have a complex life cycle that requires an insect vector most commonly female Anopheles mosquito and a human host. The life cycle of the malaria parasite is composed of human stages and mosquito stages.2 The discovery of the first stage during which the parasites develop in the liver before entering the blood stream was done by Henry Shortt and Cyril Garnham in 1948. In

  • Malia Cycle: The Malaria Cycle

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    MALARIA – THE PATHOLOGICAL CYCLE GENERAL PATHOLOGY ASSIGNMENT B. VAN NUGTEREN DUE DATE: 7 SEPTEMBER 2015 SUBMISSION DATE: 12 APRIL 2015 MIKAYLA VAN WELIE 201470536   Table of Contents Introduction 3 Malaria Cycle In The Body 3 Characteristics Of Plasmodium Falciparum 3 Cytoadherence 3 Innate Immune Response 4 Specific Immune Response 4 Complications 4 Cerebral Malaria 4 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) 5 Kidney Function

  • A Short Summary Essay On Malaria

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    BACKGROUND Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by Plasmodium parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes called "malaria vector". There are four parasite species that cause malaria in humans, and two of these species are P. falciparum and P. vivax – pose the greatest threat. Plasmodium falciparum is the most prevalent malaria parasite on the African continent. It is responsible for most malaria-related deaths globally. Plasmodium vivax

  • The Four Major Causes Of Malaria

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    Introduction Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a blood protozoan transmitted by a female Anopheles mosquito. Malaria has a high morbidity and high mortality rate especially in children and pregnant women (Martinez-Groin et.al 2008). There four different types of plasmodia that cause malaria they include: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium malariae, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale. Malaria is endemic in Africa, Asia, Latin America, India and Pakistan (Martinez-Groin et.al 2008). Plasmodium

  • Short Summary Essay On Malaria

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    Malaria Overview- Malaria is an existence debilitating blood disease created by parasites transmitted to people through the nibble of the Anopheles mosquito. Once an infected mosquito nibbles a human and transmits the parasites, those parasites duplicate in the host's liver before contaminating and obliterating red platelets. The disorder can be controlled and treated if analysed right off the bat. Lamentably, this is impractical in a few zones of the world ailing in therapeutic offices, where jungle

  • Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Case Study

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    Background: Plasmodium falciparum malaria is one of the major health problems in many tropical countries including India and due to increase in the drug resistance in India the incidence of complicated malaria has increased. Objectives: To study the renal complications of malaria. Methods: 50 malaria positive cases with clinical renal disease were prospectively observed clinically and by laboratory investigations till the discharge. Results: Among the 50 malaria positive cases 41(82 %) patients had

  • K & U5 Unit 5 Diagnosis Of Malaria

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    K&U5- Diagnosis of malaria Early and accurate detection of malaria is required to make sure that the patient is treated in time and also to prevent further spread of infection within the neighbourhood through local mosquitoes. If diagnosis and treatment is delayed, it may increase the chance of death of the patient, therefore malaria should be treated as a possible medical emergency and health practitioners should know how to diagnose and treat malaria instantly. A health practitioner should know