Malaria

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  • Created on: 18-09-18 08:08
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  • MALARIA
    • CAUSE
      • Malarial Parasite- Plasmodium sp.
    • MODE OF SPREAD
      • Can spread to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes
    • SYMPTOMS
      • High Fever
      • Headache
      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Abdominal Pain
      • Diarrhea
    • DIAGNOSIS
      • Microscopic Diagnosis
        • Done by checking for malarial parasite with a drop of blood spread out as blood smear
      • Molecular Diagnosis
        • Parasite nucleic acids are detected using Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
    • PREVENTIVE METHODS
      • Avoid mosquito bites by using mosquito repellents, covering arms and legs, using mosquito nets
      • Consumption of Anti-Malarial Tablets
    • TREATMENT
      • No specific treatment.
      • Can be cured with prescription of drugs. type of drugs depends upon the intensity of the type of malaria
    • TYPES
      • Plasmodium falciparum
      • Plasmodium vivax
      • Plasmodium ovale
        • Plasmodium malariae
          • Plasmodium knowlesi

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