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Falciparum malaria

Falciparum malaria

(Science: infectious disease) a tropical parasitic disease caused by one of the genus plasmodium and carried by infected mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. This parasite uses red blood cells to complete its reproductive cycle.

Common symptoms of an attack include high fever, chills, sweats and body aches.


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How does sickle cell anemia prevent Malaria?

first of all malaria is not caused by a virus, it is caused by a protozoan called Plasmodium falciparum var malariae. And the problem it incounters is living inside the blood cells, not getting in.. Sorry, ...

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by kjle
Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:51 pm
 
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Topic: How does sickle cell anemia prevent Malaria?
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How does sickle cell anemia prevent Malaria?

first of all malaria is not caused by a virus, it is caused by a protozoan called Plasmodium falciparum var malariae. And the problem it incounters is living inside the blood cells, not getting in..

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by MrMistery
Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How does sickle cell anemia prevent Malaria?
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The Fiber Disease

... rapid assay for detection of mosquito-borne pathogens such as Malaria (Plasmodium falciparum and vivax CS Panel assays), Encephalitis (SLE, WEE, EEE) and West Nile virus antigen ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:24 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Sickle cell

... it occurs only among populations who have originated in regions where malaria is prevalent. The disease is produced by having a double "dose" ... of the people are carriers. Maps of the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum and of the human sickle-cell gene match each other quite closely ...

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by daniel.kurz
Fri May 19, 2006 1:55 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Sickle cell
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pre-U bio questions...need help!!!

... dependance, but really does not. 5. Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium falciparum are the protozoans that cause malaria. These cannot be completely rid of by the ...

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by biostudent84
Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:57 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pre-U bio questions...need help!!!
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