Malaria is deadly but completely preventable

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by Plasmodium parasites.  The parasite infected female Anopheles mosquitos transmit Malaria to human.  When an infected mosquito bites, the Plasmodium parasites travel from the mosquito’s saliva to the person’s blood.  The parasites travel further to the human’s liver where they multiply.  The parasites also destroy human red blood cells, in a massive number, after using them as a shelter.  The patient experiences symptoms like fever, chills, nausea, headache, and body aches.  The parasite activities in human body cause abnormalities in the patient’s blood and metabolism, which can proceed to failure of organs and death if unstopped.

Source and full text: Malaria.net http://www.malaria.net/what-is-malaria/

 

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