Malaria By: KayleeLemasters, Nick Sinley, and Zaid Omar Al-Shobaki
Type of disease • The only known name we use for Malaria is simply, Malaria.
Description • It is a parasitic disease that involves high fevers, shaking chills, flu-like symptoms, and anemia. • Malaria is caused by the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes. After becoming infected, the parasites travel through the bloodstream to the liver and infect the red blood cells.
History • Has been noted for over 4,000 years • Killed many people in ancient China and Greece • In 1897, a man named Ronald Ross, discovered that misquotes transmit the malaria virus from human to human
Symptoms • The symptoms of Malaria include: • Anemia • Bloody Stools • Chills • Coma • Convulsions • Fever/headache • Jaundice • Muscle pain • Nausea/vomiting/sweating
Transmission • Mosquitoes transmit the disease from person to person, also from one bird to another
Where it Originated • First noted in Greece and China over 4,000 years ago
Cures/Treatments • Two important used antimalarial drugs are derived from the qinghao plant and the cinchona tree • These items are artemisinin and quinine
Video of how the parasite spreads • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JhfcHxHvXOg#t=1s
Works Cited • CDC, . "CDC - Malaria." CDC. Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, 8 2 2010. Web. 26 Feb 2013. (CDC) MMVMeds4Malaria, . The Malaria Lifecycle - Mosquito Stages . 2010. video. youtubeWeb. 26 Feb 2013 (MMVMeds4Malaria)