Essays Tagged: "Plasmodium"

Current status of malaria vaccinology

ication of this disease is of the utmost importance.The disease is caused by one of four species of Plasmodium These four are P. falciparium, P .malariae, P .vivax and P .ovale. Malaria does not only ... tic liver cells or they can attach to and penetrate erytherocytes. When inside the erythrocytes the plasmodium enlarges into uninucleated cells called trophozites The nucleus of this newly formed cell ...

(9 pages) 70 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


arasitic disease characterized by fever, chills, and anemia. Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium that is transmitted from one human to another by the bite of infected Anopheles mosquitoe ... protection from malaria. With emerging resistance, it is now only indicated for use in areas where Plasmodium vivax, P. oval, and P. malaria are present. Falciparum is a type of malaria, which is bec ...

(2 pages) 105 1 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology


f Malaria, 1996).Being a very specific disease, malaria is caused by only four protozoal parasites: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale, and Plasmodium malariae. Not only is the ... es of malaria have only one host, Homo sapiens. Because some mosquitoes contain substances toxic to Plasmodium in their cells, not all species of mosquitoes are vectors of Plasmodium. Although very sp ...

(5 pages) 100 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Malaria: Investigating Malaria Parasites and Gene Expression.

laria parasite infect humans, severe disease and deaths are overwhelmingly due to a single species, Plasmodium falciparum. This disease can cause significant changes in economic development by absence ...

(3 pages) 82 1 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


el or immigration. Fever occurring in a patient within 2 to 3 months of arrival from a region where Plasmodium falciparum malaria is endemic should be regarded as a medical emergency."Still, malaria r ... from acute respiratory infections. Most of the dead are children."Four parasites, all in the genus Plasmodium, cause various forms of malaria. Malaria expert Clive Shiff of Johns Hopkins University S ...

(11 pages) 86 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Malaria Treatment.

ntive medicine.Areas of greatest risk are those where there is a high prevalence of multi-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria.Avoid mosquito bitesMosquitoes bite particularly at twilight and at ni ... rs ago may no longer be so.The geographic spread of chloroquine resistance in the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum is increasing. It exists throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, the In ...

(8 pages) 59 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Pathogenic Organisms Research Report: Malaria.

t the disease Malaria, Pathogen/Parasite type Protozoan.Malaria is cause by the protozoan parasites Plasmodium. There are 4 species of Plasmodium that produce malaria.-Plasmodium falciparum-Plasmodium ... species of Plasmodium that produce malaria.-Plasmodium falciparum-Plasmodium vivax-Plasmodium ovale-Plasmodium malariaDifferences between the 4 strains is shown below**Plasmodium falciparum is the mos ...

(5 pages) 98 0 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology

Describe one named infectious disease in terms of its: 1) Cause 2) Transmission 3) Host Response 4) Major Symptoms 5) Treatment 6) Prevention 7) Control

Disease: MalariaCause: 4 species of the protozoan, PlasmodiumTransmission: The Anopheles mosquitoes are the hosts that transmit the disease to humans d ... n red blood cells), and primaquine phosphate (works in both blood and liver cells). Some strains of plasmodium are resistant however.Prevention: Protective clothing, insect repellent, mosquito nets.Co ... in population. Drugs to destroy vector, and parasite. Destroying vector's habitat. Vaccines against plasmodium. Genetic engineering of mosquitoes to resist parasite.

(1 pages) 37 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

New Derivatives Of Antimalarial Drug Artemisinin

This increasing is due to the novel drug resistant variants of the parasite that causes malaria the Plasmodium.This resistance is a consequence of the massive use of the quinoline-related drugs ove ...

(4 pages) 12 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


s deadly disease. The disease itself is caused by four species of parasitic protozoa. The four are: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae, and Plasmodium ovale. (Faq's) Most of ... ax, Plasmodium malariae, and Plasmodium ovale. (Faq's) Most of the malaria infections are caused by plasmodium malarie, inevitably the most dangerous. (Travel Clinic) The spread of malaria usually occ ...

(9 pages) 65 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Greatest Health Problem: Malaria

tingent of macroparasites that infects humans. In its totality, there are four different species of Plasmodium parasites that induce malaria. The female Anopheles mosquitoes are mostly held responsibl ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine