MalariaHow little stings can kill humansBy:Kevin Mendez
Standards 10d Students know there are important differences between bacteria and viruses with respect to their requirements for growth and replication, the body’s primary defenses against bacterial and viral infections, and effective treatments of those infections. 1c Students know how prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells (including those from plants and animals), and viruses differ in complexity and general structure.
Standards 10d -This standard makes sure students know that a virus or bacteria caused by a sting from the mosquito can affect the body. The body tries to take the infections out and sometimes can’t do it without the help of vaccine(s). 1c –This standard lets students know that different prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells, and viruses have different properties to them and generally have different structure.
What is Malaria?Malaria is a disease caused by a mosquito named an Anopheles Mosquito. This parasite bites a human andinfects it, little by little killing its victim.
What is an Anopheles?Anopheles is just another wordfor a mosquito carrying theinfectious disease, Malaria.There are closely to about 460species found, but over 100 ofthem are able to transmit thisdisease to humans.
How is Malaria Transmitted?The infection first starts withthe parasite, in this casethe Anopheles Mosquitobiting one of the twovictims. After, the infectedmosquito bites its secondvictim, leaving an infectedarea, the disease startsspreading into the bloodcells.
What are symptoms ofMalaria?Some ways to recognize infectionof Malaria include fever,shivering, vomiting, muscleaches, severe headaches, andanemia.After this stage of Malaria finishes,severe Malaria occurs becauseof organ failures andabnormalities in victim’s blood.
How Malaria istreated(Vaccine needs)GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (GSKBio)RTS,S also known as Mosquirix, is thevaccine that can treat Malaria whichwas finally made in 2011, over 13years in making.These vaccines have proven to lowerthe risk of children experiencing“clinical” malaria and severe malariaby 56% and 47%.
Areas infected by MalariaIt was estimatedthat Malariacausedapproximately781,000 deaths in2009. Mostly fromAfrican children.
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