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How can malaria have a conection with chemistry?

How can malaria have a conection with chemistry?

Malaria and science: Certainly new discoveries in malaria research will depend on biochemical knowledge. Understanding chemistry would be a good lead-in to understanding more about this deadly infection. Did you know that more than 600, 000 people die from malaria each year? So certainly we need to do more. Luckily Bill Gates is pouring his money into helping out. If you're traveling, talk to ur doc to gain more info. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more


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Can you tell me how malaria have a conection with chemistry?

Can you tell me how malaria have a conection with chemistry?

Well...: Chemoprophylaxis of malaria is the use of chemicals/medicinals to prevent malaria infection. ...Read more

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What is malaria?

What is malaria?

Infection: Malaria is a mosquito-spread infectious disease of humans & other animals caused by eukaryotic protists (a microorganism). The protists act as parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that usually include fever & headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. The disease is widespread in tropical & subtropical regions in a broad band around the equator. ...Read more

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What is malaria?

What is malaria?

Parasitic Disease: Carried by a mosquito flying from dusk to dawn, malaria is one-cell parasite called plasmodium. Malaria is transmitted from person-to-person through the bite of the female mosquito, who needs blood for her eggs. The parasite races to the liver then reemerges later. 50% of the world is at risk, & causes almost a half billion illnesses, w/ one million deaths yearly. It kills every 30 seconds. ...Read more

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What is malaria?

Parasitc infection: It is a anopheles mosquito transmitted parasitic disease and there are 4 subtypes of the parasite with vivax and falciparum being the most common and falciparum being the major deadly of the lot. Present in large areas of the world endemically and sporadically almost anywhere in the world including a few cases in USA due to world travel. Many options to prevent and treat no vaccine. Bad disease! ...Read more

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Is malaria cureable?

Is malaria cureable?

Yes: If diagnosed correctly and treated with the right medications malaria is absolutely curable. Right drugs, right doses, right length of time. Treating for the various stages of parasites--all this must be taken into account but good care does that.
Please also note malaria is preventable for many in the first place. ...Read more

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What is malaria cure?

Are you referring to: A new discovery from researchers at
the university of cape town in south africa? Generally malaria has multi drug resistance & each case carefully considered for appropriate treatment. In 2012, at least in animal models, a new medicine which seems to work on all forms & does it with a single dose. Called mmv390048, it is potent, very active, & may be in trial by late this year. We shall see. ...Read more

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Who can't get malaria?

Who can't get malaria?

Those who don't trav: You only get Malaria if you travel to the countries where Malaria is endemic
You can not get Malaria in USA and several other countries ...Read more

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Best malaria medicine?

Depends: There are several medicines for malaria. The best one depends on the area that you are traveling through and the resistance developed by malaria in that area. ...Read more

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How do I treat malaria?

Several ways: There are several different parasites which cause malaria. Different parasites are susceptible to different categories of drugs. If the local doctors are not sure check the website of the CDCP for most up to date advice on treatment for all types of disease. ...Read more

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How dangerous is malaria?

It is sometimes: Fatal. Plasmodium falciparum can be especially dangerous. ...Read more

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How do you treat malaria?

Depends: This is a parastic disease and can be treated with apropiate anti parasitic. There are several
diffrent parasites and the treatment for the disrase depemds on the type. Your dr will choose the apropiate drug. ...Read more

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How could you get malaria?

How could you get malaria?

Mosquito bite: A bite from an infected anophele mosquito can transmit one of the plasmodia (malariae, vivax or ovale) that cause malaria in to your blood stream, malaria may also be transmitted from needle sharing from infected drug users, blood transfusion infected by malaria, solid organ transplant from infected donors. ...Read more

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How long can malaria last?

Varies: Malaria reactivation from latent infection form plasmodium ovale or plasmodium vivax can occur three years after an infection. Symptoms in patients with subclinical parasitemia have been reported decades after the initial infection. ...Read more

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What bugs transmit malaria?

What bugs transmit malaria?

Anopheles Mosquitos: It is transmitted by bite of Anpheles Mosquitos ...Read more

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Are malaria medications safe?

Yes: Nothing is without risk, but the treatment is much safer than the disease. ...Read more

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How does malaria cause death?

Several ways: Falciparum causes the organism-bearing red cells to stick together and sludge in the brain. Rapid destruction of red cells at the same time can make you anemic enough to cause death, or kill you by elevation the blood potassium, or freed hemoglobin shutting down the kidneys. A variety of more subtle mechanisms can also kill. Malaria is a neglected killer especially of the world's children. ...Read more

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Which medicines treat malaria?

Depends on:: There are a # of antimalarial drugs (chloroquine, Malarone, Coartem, (artemether and lumefantrine) Lariam, artesunate, quinine, quinidine & combination of quinine & either doxycline or clindamyin. Medication choices depend on a # of factors: Which species of Malaria? What area of the world did the person become infected & is there drug resistant Malaria there? Does the person have any concurrent infections? Pregnancy? > ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of malaria?

What are the symptoms of malaria?

Symptoms: Symptoms may include fever, bodyache, sweating, headache; if one recently traveled to an endemic area for malaria and developed these symptoms malaria should be in the deferential diagnosis. ...Read more

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How does malaria affect the body?

Malaria Symptoms: May include headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read more

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How long for malaria to clear up?

Depends on Type&RX: DEPENDS ON THE SPECIES OF MALARIA PARASITE
Plamodium Vivax the treatment is 14 days but it is common to relapse but infection with this are not life threatening.
While with Plasmodium the treatment lat for three days. This disease can be deadly if not treated quickly ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of malaria?

What are the symptoms of malaria?

Fever chills fatigue: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, head ache, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... usually occur. With medical treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of malaria?

Symptoms: Fever, headache, chills, , sweating, body aches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, fever may be relapsing. ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of malaria?

Malaria Symptoms: May include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read more

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What is the injection for malaria?

Infect or inject?: Infection? The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae. They are carried by mosquitoes. ...Read more

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What happens once you get malaria?

What happens once you get malaria?

You develop Sx's: Which may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for malaria?

What are the symptoms for malaria?

Fever chills fatigue: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, head ache, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... usually occur. With medical treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades. ...Read more

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How dangerous is malaria untreated?

Very: It can be fatal, especially falciparum malaria, which can cause cerebral malaria, the most dangerous type. ...Read more

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What is the best drug for malaria pls?

Best Malaria Drug: The first question is for treatment or prevention or Malaria. If this question is about treatment, you need to seek qualified medical attention promptly. For prevention, Doxycycline, Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) and Laruim are all considered drugs of choice. The first two taken daily and Laruim taken weekly, each for varying lengths of time. Recommend Googling "CDC Yellow Book Malaria" for in depth recommendations. ...Read more

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Does malaria commonly occur in the us?

No: Before ddt spraying began mosquito abatement, it was common in much of the usa, but nowadays transmission by mosquito is extremely rare. People bring malaria in the us form overseas. This may change as climate changes. ...Read more

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What to do when the malaria raise on u.?

Get treated: See your doctor to make sure that the fever is from malaria and get appropriately treated. One kind of malaria called falciparum can be quite serious, even deadly, and may be resistant to some of the standard drugs. ...Read more

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Is malaria spread from person to person?

No: It spreads through the bite of an infected mosquito in areas where there is malaria. ...Read more

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What are the 4 species of human malaria?

4: Plasmodium vivax, malariae, ovale, and falciparum, of which, the latter is the cause of most severe type of malaria. ...Read more

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What drugs can be used to treat malaria?

Treatment depends on: The species of malaria. There are a # of antimalarial drugs (chloroquine, Malarone, Coartem, (artemether and lumefantrine) Lariam, artesunate, quinine, quinidine & combination of quinine and either doxycline or clindamyin. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for malaria?

What is the best medication for malaria?

Combination: Treatment of malaria is best with a combination of medications. The choice of combination varies by severity of infection and type of infection. ...Read more

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How long malaria can proceed in the body?

How long malaria can proceed in the body?

It varies a lot: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. With treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades. The person develops immunity over time, and his symptoms may decrease as the years go by. ...Read more

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