Malaria Linkedin

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Malaria Linkedin

  1. 1. Ana Sofia Newton<br />Malaria<br />iMed.UL<br />
  2. 2. Malaria<br />
  3. 3. Malaria<br />Diseasecaused by parasite Plasmodium. <br />Transmitted via the bites of infected mosquitos. <br />In the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and infect redbloodcells.<br />Every 30 seconds a childunder 5 yearsold dies of malaria whichcontributes to more than a million deaths a year. WHO<br />
  4. 4. Malaria<br />
  5. 5. Malaria<br />Four diferentspeciescan cause the infection:<br />Plasmodium falciparumfalcipains<br />Plasmodium vivax<br />Plasmodium malariae<br />Plasmodium ovale<br />Criticalroles for falcipain-2 and falcipain-3 in erythrocytic malaria parasites, suggestingthatthese are appopriatetargets for antimalarialchemotherapy.<br />
  6. 6. Malaria<br />Usuallytreatedwith:<br />Chloroquine<br />Artemisinine<br />
  7. 7. Malaria<br />Unfortunatelywe are beggining to seesomeresistance to the antimalarialdrugs. For thisreasonitisnecessary to find new strategies to overcamethisproblemthatkills millions of people eachyear.<br />Aftermy publications concerningthistopicI willadd the rest of the presentation.<br />
  8. 8. Malaria<br />Thankyou for yourkind attention!<br /> Ana Sofia Newton<br />

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