Malaria

a deadly disease - neither bacterial or virus

Causes of Malaria

  • the mosquito oils the bite area with a spray of saliva and gives off the disease

  • Malaria is from female mosquitoes

  • The mosquitoes give off saliva-contains plasmodia

  • plasmodia are worm-like creatures that are one celled malaria

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Preventions of Malaria

  • you can use bed nets to keep mosquitoes from biting you
  • drugs from artemisinin from the Qinghaosu plant and quinine from the cinchona tree
  • make sure that if you go to a place where Malaria is common, you follow all the guidelines

Body Systems that it affects

The circulatory system is affected because the plasmodia goes into the bloodstream.


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Symptoms of Malaria

  • Fever

  • cycle in which your symptoms occur:

    • no symptoms for up to 2 weeks

    • headaches and muscle pain

    • unconscious

    • seizure

    • severe fever

    • shivering/muscle vibrations

    • sweating

    • heart struggles to pump

    • lungs fight for breath

    • you go into a coma

  • chills

  • fever and sweating, usually occurring a few weeks after being bitten

The region of the world that it affects

  • Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Zambia

  • india

  • much of Caribbean

  • South Pacific

  • Balkans

  • Taiwan

  • Sri Lanka


How is Malaria transmitted

Malaria can be transmitted by contaminated syringes or needles that get passed to someone. This can also be transmitted if diseased-blood gets spread to another person.

Treatments/how we would stop the spread (there isn't a set treatment yet)

  • bed nets to cover people's beds so the mosquitoes cant bite
  • drugs from artemisinin from the Qinghaosu plant and quinine from the cinchona tree
  • if you are traveling to a place where Malaria is common, follow all guidelines

Claim

To stop the spread of Malaria in South Africa, people should use bed nets to cover their bed.

To stop the spread of Malaria in South Africa, people can use drugs from the Qinghaosu plant and quinine from the cinchona tree.