March 21 - March 21, 2011 MALARIA On average, US- 1500...

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March 21, 2011 MALARIA On average, US- 1500 cases/yr Worldwide- 311 million cases/yr 700000-1 million deaths 89% of these deaths occurred in Africa 109 countries- contain the malaria parasite o 30 are in sub-saharan Africa LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH WORLDWIDE 1. Respiratory disease 2. AIDS 3. Diarrhea 4. TB 5. Malaria (every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria) MAIN VECTOR FOR CARRYING MALARIA 1. Anopheles quadrimaculatus (SPELL CORRECTLY FOR BONUS) EASTERN US 2. An. Freeborni west 3. An. Albimanus south & Caribbean Anopheles can be: 1. Anthropophic - gets blood meals from man 2. Zoophilic - gets blood meals from other mammals 3. Endophagic - bites indoors 4. Exophagic - bites outdoors 5. Endophilic - rests indoors 6. Exophilic - rests outdoors MALARIAL PARASITES
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- Main parasite is in the genus plasmodium (~ 100 species) - 4 infect man - 1 infects macaques PLASMODIUM 1. P. falciparum - found worldwide in tropics & sub-tropics, 1 million die/yr; it causes severe malaria-causes hemolysis of RBC’s (burst), resulting in extreme blood loss & anemia - if this specie blocks blood vessels in brain- cerebral malaria - 2-day replication cycle- tertian 2. P. vivax dormant stage where it resides in the liver- hyponozoite 3. P. ovale
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course BIOL 102 taught by Professor Henry during the Spring '08 term at Baton Rouge CC.

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