(BIO) Hot Times for a New Disease Q's - Part A Hot Times...

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Part A. Hot Times for a Bad Disease View the lecture "Hot Timees for a Bad Disease" (- MY) and use the information to answer the questions below: 1. What does the word malaria literally mean? Why did the disease get this name? Mala aria (Italian) meaning “bad air”. Initially people believed that malaria came from the bad air bubbling up from the swamps 2. According to Dr. Van Voorhees, how many people are affected by malaria per year? Half a billion? 300-500 million people become sick each year, about 2 million die(between 1.7 and 2.5) 3. Which two groups of people are most susceptible to malaria? Children ages 1-5, and pregnant women (particularly in their 1st pregnancy) 4. According to Dr. Van Vorrhees, how often does a child die from malaria? (BTW, this number has dropped since he gave this talk. It's now every 30 seconds.) One every 20 seconds 5. What is the host cell for the malarial parasite? Liver cells and red blood cells(in humans). 6. How did Ross discover that the malarial parasite is in anophelene mosquitoes? There were suspicions that the mosquitoes were somehow tied to the disease, but Ross was the one who dissected them and found the disease 7. What kind of cell is the malarial parasite? (bacteria? virus? eukaryote?) Single celled parasite (protozoan) 8. What are the signs and symptoms of malaria?
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