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Malaria

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Genetic Engineering and Diseases – Gene Drive & Malaria

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The Malaria life cycle explained. Should interest a lot of people.

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Danny Dyer witnesses the devastating effect of malaria on one mum and her baby girl

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Malaria Lifecycle Animation

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic single-celled microorganisms belonging to the Plasmodium group. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later. In those who have recently survived an infection, reinfection usually causes milder symptoms. This partial resistance disappears over months to years if the person has no continuing exposure to malaria.