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How To Avoid Malaria In 2018 by Thinkyoung1960: 12:54pm On Jul 20, 2018
Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne blood disease which can be life-threatening if left untreated. It is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium. It is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite

The bite of female Anopheles mosquito is responsible for the transmission of malaria in humans. Plasmodium is of more than 100 types, out of which five are the most common and are responsible for causing malaria. After entering the human body, the parasite gets matured and multiplies in the liver. It then destroys the red blood cells.

Malaria cannot be transmitted from one person to another. However, Malaria can be passed on from the mother to the newborn baby and this is known as congenital malaria.

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What are the Causes of Malaria?

Malaria is caused only when an infected mosquito bites you. When it comes to its transmission, it can only happen through blood, so some cases of transmission can be organ donation, blood donation or use of an infected needle.

Once an infected mosquito bites a human, the parasites multiply in the host’s liver before infecting and destroying red blood cells.

In some places, malaria can be treated and controlled with early diagnosis. However, some countries lack the resources to do this effectively.

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