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Unformatted text preview: transfusions, and shared hypodermic needles. Control of mosquito populations has led to declines in malaria in many areas. Infected individuals can be treated with a variety of medicines. However, some of the organisms that cause malaria heve developed immunity to some of the more commonly employed medicines. Plasmodium vivax, the cause of one type of malaria., is the most widespread human parasite. If a person is bitten by a female Anopheles mosquito, the parasite eventually invades the person's red blood cells, as shown in Figure 17. Chills and fever appear when red blood cells burst and release toxin into the person's blood....
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