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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Yes,I traveled to Papua New Guinea where Malaria is all to common occurance. Our American host contracted Malaria and was down for several days. Symptoms were, headache, body ache, fever, feeling sluggish, etc. Meds helped him recover quickly.

posted on Thu, 12/21/2006 - 3:08pm
kok's picture
kok says:

this is very good

posted on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 8:07pm
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Kayleigh McKee says:

I have not but i do know how it really sux to get bitten and if you get coverd by thoes killer bugs then you will die because of the poison they inject into you.

posted on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 2:35pm
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Dr Blood says:

Mosquitoes do not inject poison into their hosts, but they do inject an anti-coagulant - which means it stops the blood from clotting while they are feeding.

posted on Wed, 08/08/2007 - 7:56am
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bugsme says:

I wonder why it itches so much? Because the blood does not coagulate? Still do not like mosquitoes

posted on Sat, 01/12/2008 - 5:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that is so sad! poor guy!

posted on Sun, 08/12/2007 - 4:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

we went to india where people die of malaria a lot.We had to take malaria piolls everyday twice a day.

posted on Wed, 08/22/2007 - 11:50am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

so... i wanted to know have people died from malaria...? and if so about how many live and how many survive? what is the ratio to the living and the dead? how can my friends and i help prevent this?

posted on Sat, 06/21/2008 - 9:13pm
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ms. day says:

wow... i love ur information.... but malaria seems pretty bad....a friend of mine is really into africa and the prevention of deadly diseases and i dnt think that she knows anything that she could do to try to help prevent or help people get throught these diseases.... do u guys kno?

posted on Sat, 06/21/2008 - 9:15pm
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Abriana says:

Is it only from mosquitos that you get malaria from or can you get it from other things too?

posted on Sat, 12/30/2006 - 1:19pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Humans can only contract malaria from female Anopheles mosquitoes. Other animals ,such as rodents and bbirds contract forms of malaria from other mosquitoes.
No other insect transmits the Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria.

posted on Sat, 02/17/2007 - 4:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The Anopheles mosquito is the only genus that carries the malaria parasite.

posted on Wed, 08/08/2007 - 7:54am
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iknoweverything says:

this is comonly known as a bug just being and living his everyday life. let him be alone and he willl live in peace he needs his privacy thnaks for leaving him alone!

posted on Wed, 08/08/2007 - 9:37am
Gene's picture
Gene says:

If his (actually her) everyday life leads to my getting sick or dying, then no, I will not leave her alone.

posted on Wed, 08/08/2007 - 5:57pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I totally agree with you on that!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 04/04/2008 - 1:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

trust me. If you ever lived in countries where malaria is common,you would not even dream of leaving a mosquito parasite alone.Especially when you suffer the symptoms and have a GREAT likely hood of death if you are not treated.I totally agree with GENE

posted on Sat, 11/03/2007 - 10:31am
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oak says:

it cn also be spread by other isects and other cretures

posted on Sat, 12/30/2006 - 3:18pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dunno, but thats a good question

posted on Sat, 12/30/2006 - 4:26pm
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me says:

I was ridinf my bike with my sisters and i screamed because i almost ran over a rabbit in somebodies lawn the rabbit had no scars or nothing it was just lying their...dead. it was during the time we had a lot of misquitos so we just guessed that it was from misquito virus

posted on Sat, 12/30/2006 - 5:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

If you live in the US, etc., it probably died from something else.

posted on Thu, 06/21/2007 - 2:09pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Wow you know a-lot about it!! Don't you agree it is just really sad!

posted on Fri, 04/11/2008 - 8:42am
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Bumblegurl says:

It could have died from other causes, such as a heart attack, stroke, or cancer. But, you do have a good point.

posted on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 1:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

malaria is bad ok?

posted on Sat, 12/30/2006 - 7:43pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It's not good to get malaria

posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 3:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I don't want to get malaria because it is a very scary thing. Malaria sucks.

posted on Wed, 01/03/2007 - 4:36pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I know someone that got malaria. Does that mean i can get it too?

posted on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 1:27pm
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Laurie says:

Usually, people get malaria by being bitten by an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Only Anopheles mosquitoes can transmit malaria and they must have been infected through a previous blood meal taken on an infected person.

Because the malaria parasite is found in red blood cells, malaria can also be transmitted through blood transfusion, organ transplant, or the shared use of needles or syringes contaminated with blood. On rare occasions malaria may also be transmitted from a mother to her fetus before or during delivery ("congenital" malaria).

Malaria is not transmitted from person to person like a cold or the flu. You cannot get malaria from casual contact with malaria-infected people.

So don't worry - you probably won't get malaria from the person you know.

You can find this information and more on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's malaria website.

posted on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 3:57pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

How do mosquito's get maleria? Is it carried in thier genes like us?

posted on Sun, 04/22/2007 - 1:43pm
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Laurie says:

Mosquitoes get malaria from biting someone that is already infected by the malaria parasites. They can than pass it on to others. Malaria is not in our genes, it is a parasite that is transmitted by mosquitoes.

posted on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 3:33pm
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Taylor Biggs says:

how is the desease transmited other than maskitos?????????????

posted on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 5:02pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

See Laurie's response (above) to a similar question. People usually get malaria through bites by infected mosquitoes. The disease can also be passed through blood transfusions, organ transplants, or needle sharing. And, much more rarely, sometimes babies are born with malaria to mothers who also have the disease.

posted on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 6:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

how did malaria start in the first place

posted on Sat, 01/13/2007 - 5:56pm
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ilovescotty555 says:

mosquits are punishment.they make you itch ans they make you sick.

one time my dog scotty got something like dog-malaria from a mosquito or something.poor scotty.

posted on Sun, 01/14/2007 - 5:37pm
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whitney says:

Wear bug spray!!!!

posted on Mon, 01/15/2007 - 6:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

yeah, it doesn't work all the time

posted on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 2:53pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

yes and no

posted on Tue, 06/05/2007 - 3:01pm
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Leslie says:

What does malaria do to you?
I read something on this computer, previously, but I don't understand.

posted on Mon, 01/29/2007 - 5:52pm
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Candy says:

I had it and i still do

posted on Mon, 02/12/2007 - 8:28am
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MJ says:

I love to learn about blood and a lot of other things to.

posted on Sat, 02/17/2007 - 2:15pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i haerd about malaria on TV, it sounds scary

posted on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 2:42pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

are those mosquitos common around minnesota and wisconsin???????

posted on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 2:48pm
jl's picture
jl says:

yes but not malaria spreading ones

posted on Tue, 03/06/2007 - 2:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i am scared!!!

posted on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 2:55pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think we should do more to prevent it. people are dying worldwide.

posted on Sun, 03/04/2007 - 3:54pm
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Rachelooo says:

So last year i had mallaria. It was a tough experiance for me...every day i have to deal with the permanant scars it left on my heart.. Eventually you learn to deal with it though i guess.

posted on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 1:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

How did you contract malaria? did you go to somewhere like Tanzania?

posted on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 2:11pm
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LaKiesha says:

I had no idea that people in the United States were being so affected by this disease. I am a Sickle Cell Anemia patient and have found that the only positive affect of this disease is that it protects against Malaria, but I had the idea that Malaria was a disease that people dealt with in African countries. I never knew that it was an issue in North America.

posted on Fri, 03/16/2007 - 9:44am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It isn't.

posted on Thu, 06/21/2007 - 2:10pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Our best friend went to Mexico and when she came back they wouldnt let her donate blood because the part of Mexico she was in was a risk zone for malaria.

posted on Fri, 03/16/2007 - 11:36am
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Kathryn Norman says:

How cheap are mosquito nets? How expensive is medication for malaria? Turn it around. . . so simple Prevent mozzie bites.

posted on Fri, 03/16/2007 - 8:27pm
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Elise Magnuson says:

I think Malaria is horrible, and more should be done to help those who suffer from the disease. I think that too much has been lost to malaria. families, friends, a way of life. all because of those stupid mosquitos.

posted on Sat, 03/17/2007 - 10:32am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I completely agree.Mosquitos are parasites and live off other beings by sucking their blood which is terrible and the worst part is that the victim often dies never to recover from the awful symptoms

posted on Sat, 11/03/2007 - 10:37am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think we can do more to treat malaria but i dont know what else we can do it seems that we should work harder though!!

posted on Sun, 03/18/2007 - 11:46am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think great strides are being made in the development of more affordable global health care. I think that Bill and Melinda Gates should be commended for their motivation regarding the issue of global public healthcare. Albeit they are multi-billionaires and seemingly have everything they need, they still seems to have a genuine concern in regards to these global issues. They have established a foundation aiming to aid those suffering from malaria, HIV-AIDS, TB, etc. We need to have more individulals like the Gates', having excessive financial ability yet willing to help those people of the wolrd that have very little.

posted on Wed, 03/21/2007 - 4:29pm
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Gene says:

Even better, let's help grow the African economy so they can have their own Bill Gates, develop their own solutions (which are likely to be better than having someone else impose a solution on them), an free themselves from having to rely on aid from the outside.

posted on Wed, 07/18/2007 - 12:02pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Speaking of Bill Gates, he now wants to eliminate malaria completely.

posted on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 4:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Good luck with that, Gates.

posted on Wed, 04/02/2008 - 3:19pm
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Alyssa says:

Yeahhhh, malaria is bad.
Know what's worse, and probably more common in Africa?
AIDS.
That's right, AIDS.
Why are we not talking about that instead?
Hm?

posted on Sat, 03/24/2007 - 8:06pm
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Liza says:

I thought your comment was really thought-provoking, so I did some research.

In 2005, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS estimated that some 24.5 million people in Africa were infected with the AIDS virus, and predicted 2.7 additional infections that year. Some 2 million Africans die each year of the disease. Horrible right?

But malaria IS a bigger burden. In 2003, the World Health Organization found 46,897,420 reported cases of malaria in Africa. But only 22 of Africa's 47 countries supplied data, so you can assume that the true situation is much worse. Even if you only use the reported cases, there are twice as many people suffering from malaria as there are from AIDS.

Malaria is the #4 cause of death for children under age 5 worldwide. (AIDS is the #6 killer.) Malaria disproportionately affects children and pregnant women. And an African child dies of malaria every 30 seconds.

So I don't think that the emphasis on malaria comes from any sort of prudery or unwillingness to face facts about AIDS.

The sad truth is that the two epidemics are fueling each other.

posted on Wed, 07/18/2007 - 10:34am
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Gene says:

You are committing the syllogistic fallacy of the illicit major. Just because AIDS is important, doesn't mean there aren't other things that are also important. Just because we're talking about malaria and not about AIDS, doesn't mean we think AIDS and other diseases are unimportant.

posted on Wed, 07/18/2007 - 12:00pm
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solo says:

my life revolved around coming to america with my mom but truned otherwise when my dad felt to this chronic dieases and fell ILL So then I either had to help my dad and stay or go and get education but even thou i wanted to stay my dad insited that i go and then help my country and all this couldve been prevented if we had more up todate hospitals people were more educated about malaria and most of all clean water

posted on Mon, 03/26/2007 - 12:39pm
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Greta says:

I had malaria when I was almost 2. I had lots of seizures and I went into a coma.
We were living in Africa at the time and I almost died. I am thankfull to be alive.
-Greta Swanson

posted on Thu, 03/29/2007 - 5:36pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

How many people in Africa have malaria?

posted on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 7:28pm
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morgan fagerland says:

I have heard many stories from my parents about malaria. I also know for a fact that malaria especially in Africa and places that don't have any cures.

posted on Sat, 03/31/2007 - 2:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont know a lot about malaria but i know i dont want to get it. im always around mosquitos though so it's kind of bad. the only thing i really know is that its really deadly and there are a few people who have died from it. i dont want to be one of those people.

posted on Sun, 04/01/2007 - 5:02pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

so, i thought that malaria only happened in states of the world were there are very humid temperatures year round and no health care for the citizens, boy was i worng!

posted on Mon, 04/02/2007 - 2:23pm
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Yokiero says:

you get malaria from misquitos silly! it could be anywhere.

posted on Mon, 04/02/2007 - 2:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Only in Africa and some other places.

posted on Thu, 06/21/2007 - 2:11pm
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sal says:

don't use DDTs! don't you know the song, "hey farmers, farmers, put away your DDTs, don't care about spots on my apples, leave me the birds and the bees, please!"

posted on Mon, 04/02/2007 - 2:44pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

If used in small amounts, and confined mostly indoors, DDT can be a tremendously effective tool for eradicating malaria, while doing very little damage to crops or the environment.

posted on Thu, 07/19/2007 - 3:42pm
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Auti says:

Is there any way that I can help prevent Malaria? Like by getting donations?

posted on Tue, 04/03/2007 - 4:29pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Read Laurie's post about fighting malaria. You can help. Part of Laurie's post reads:

"A team of us at the Science Museum of Minnesota is developing an exhibition about infectious diseases called Disease Detectives which will open in the Human Body Gallery in January 2008. We feel stopping the spread of malaria is very important and have started our own page to encourage others to help too by donating funds for the purchase of bed nets. Each bed net costs only $5 and 100% of the money goes to purchase bed nets. For more information go to www.AgainstMalaria.com/DiseaseDetectives."

posted on Tue, 04/03/2007 - 5:13pm
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Pally says:

I never knew they were so cheap why doesn't everyone donate money? If everyone could just donate $5 it could make such a huge difference!

posted on Mon, 05/28/2007 - 10:22pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Here's a video of a reporter who recently went to Africa. He found that private groups are having some success against malaria, partly by bypassing the official government and aid channels.

posted on Thu, 04/05/2007 - 2:15pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

If you follow Gene's link, you get to Wall Street Journal videos, but you might not find the one he's talking about. It's called "Culprits of disease in West Africa."

posted on Thu, 04/05/2007 - 2:32pm
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MikeS says:

What is wrong with DDTs and DEET? Dont they work????? Although they may cause diseases and kill animals so what??? It is not proven that DEET causes diseases. And I would rather live with the guilt of killing a few birds/bees than get malaria and DIE.

posted on Thu, 04/05/2007 - 2:59pm
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Liza says:

DDT is effective when used correctly and sparingly.
DEET isn't a great solution because it requires frequent reapplication for years, and some people don't tolerate it well. (Think about the trouble people have remembering to apply sunscreen, and then imagine having to apply and reapply DEET, without fail, for years and years.)

A vaccine, preferably one that requires only a single dose, given to newborns and conferring protection that lasts for years, is probably the most effective solution. But we don't have such a vaccine yet.

In the meantime, bed nets treated with an insecticide are cheap (by Western standards, anyway) and work reasonably well.

posted on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 1:20pm
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Anonymous says:

ew. thats really gross.

posted on Sat, 04/21/2007 - 11:05am
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Monica says:

I want to say that Manuel Elkin Patarroyo from Colombia created a syntethic vaccine aganist malaria disease.

posted on Sun, 04/22/2007 - 1:08pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

You're right: Manuel Elkin Patarroyo did create a synthetic vaccine against malaria. Clinical trials were done in Gambia, Tanzania, and Thailand, with mixed results.

(This 2004 article, from YaleGlobal online, says that Patarroyo's vaccine, known as SPf66:

"...looked good in the laboratory and in animal tests, but human trials, first in Gambia and Tanzania, backed by the World Health Organisation, and then in Thailand, supported by the US military, showed no protection against the disease."

Other sources, like this 1999 Guardian article, cite the effectiveness of Patarroyo's vaccine at 30% or so.

Many scientists from all over the world are working on potential malaria vaccines. But even the most promising ones are being tested only on small groups of patients, and they're years away from being readily and cheaply available to the people who need them most.

posted on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 1:14pm
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Anonymous says:

i have to learn about this disease for a science project!^_~

posted on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 4:29pm
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Sam Farhat :] says:

I would never want to have maleria. So is it only from mosquitoes that you can get maleria from or other insects or animals too?

posted on Wed, 05/02/2007 - 11:07am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

How do people get this and how can I help?

posted on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 12:22pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

People get malaria when they're bitten by mosquitoes infected with the malaria parasite.

There is a lot of research going into antimalarial drugs, and possible vaccine treatments, but right now, the best defense against malaria is for people in areas where malaria is prevalent to sleep under insecticide-treated bed nets.

Unfortunately, even though the nets are cheap, they're still too expensive for many people in malarial areas to afford. And THAT'S where you can help: Laurie posted a link to a site that uses donations to purchase bed nets. Think about it, and maybe contribute?

posted on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 12:47pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think it is sad that this kind of stuff happens. We all need to do something!

posted on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 12:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I believe that everyone in malaria ridden countries should be supplied with mosquito nets for sleeping. WE need to eliminate this disese.

posted on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 12:35pm
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Dylan From Cedar Falls says:

Why can't we eradicate this disease like we did smallpox? It would take much more dwork but who cares?

posted on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 12:39pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Work = money.
And malaria isn't a widespread, systemic problem in the weathier nations, so there isn't a lot of incentive to work on the problem.

Lots of people agree with you that it's the right thing to do. Making it happen, though, is the challenge.

Maybe you'll be the one credited with wiping out malaria!

posted on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 12:58pm
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Anonymous says:

I agree with Dylan from Cedar Falls!

posted on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 2:09pm
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almhawksfan says:

Why cant we infect mosquitoes with something that would kill the malaria in them? Is that possible? If not, we should have leading scientists work on it. Good luck.

posted on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 2:07pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Well, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have bred a mosquito that's immune to mouse malaria. That doesn't mean that the mosquitoes will be immune to human malaria, or that we should consider releasing them into the wild.

Introductions of non-native or engineered species often have unintended consequences, so it's important to think them through carefully before acting.

Other researchers at Johns Hopkins have cured malaria-infected mice with a single injection of a drugs based on an ancient Chinese folk remedy. While very, very interesting, this drug isn't ready for human trials yet, either.

posted on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 4:18pm
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Anonymous says:

www.thenga.org

posted on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 3:50pm
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landofrass says:

people who live near the lake should move away because mosquitos are in the lake and they say in the lake to live and when they want blood they just come where you at and bite you leaving disease like malaria and more thats my point of view.

posted on Tue, 05/08/2007 - 5:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think we should make a medicene to take so you will not get malaria.

posted on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 4:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

malaria can be deadly {and scarry to} so be careful

posted on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 4:18pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

What causes Malaria? And if I contract malaia what is the cure?

posted on Sun, 05/13/2007 - 11:57am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Is it only misquitoes that can spread maleria

posted on Thu, 05/24/2007 - 12:26pm
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Malaria is primarily transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquitoes. I could not find any information on any other animal or insect that acts as a vector for this disease. In some very rare cases the malaria parasite can be transmitted from person to person by blood transfusion.

posted on Thu, 05/24/2007 - 1:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Ive been bit by many skitos, no disesa quite yet...THank God

posted on Sun, 06/17/2007 - 1:04pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

You do not say where you live. Malaria has been eradicated in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and many other parts of the world. This map shows where malaria occurs today.

posted on Wed, 06/20/2007 - 2:23pm
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Flameshadowxeroshin says:

Even when giving these medications to people in poor countries, the drug companies are still getting a amount of profit off the medicines. Correct me if that was wrong, but if it's right, they should stop the profit and make treatment more affordable.

posted on Thu, 06/21/2007 - 2:07pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

If drug companies make no profits, they will have no money to produce drugs, or to fund research to make newer, better drugs.

posted on Thu, 06/21/2007 - 2:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Nobody said they shouldn't make a profit but there isn't any reason for them to charge us more then other countries

posted on Thu, 06/21/2007 - 6:17pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Actually, Flameshadowxeroshin specifically said "stop the profit."

Countries that have malaria tend to be poorer, and thus less able to afford drugs. (Which is why some of them are clamoring for safe, effective preventative measures like nets and DDT.) Some people would like to see wealthier countries subsidize anti-malarial drugs for countries that can't afford them.

posted on Thu, 06/21/2007 - 9:53pm
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asili says:

wow i feel very sorry for the person who died....yea....sorry..

posted on Fri, 06/22/2007 - 1:48pm
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Ananymous says:

Is Malaria most common in Africa and places like that, or is it common in Canada and the U.S.A?

posted on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 3:00pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

An earlier comments links to a world-wide distribution map. Malaria is almost never contracted in the US and Canada -- not because of our cooler climate, but because health programs have eradicated the disease.

posted on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 6:05pm
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Scoomer says:

It is my contention that our overly restrictive environmental policy has decreased the use of chemicals that can kill the mosquitos that carry malaria.

posted on Sat, 07/14/2007 - 1:24pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

In Malawi, Africa, malaria is the leading cause of death for children under the age of five. The government is encouraging the use of DDT indoors to kill mosquitoes. Tobacco companies oppose the move, worried that it will hurt their crop (which is very important to the Malawi economy).

posted on Thu, 07/19/2007 - 3:44pm
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Peter says:

I'm glad that somebody is finally taking the initiative to work against the mosquitos. DDT is relatively harmless - the outrage against it came mostly from the book "Silent Spring" which turned out to be made up anyways...

posted on Sat, 07/21/2007 - 3:41pm
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Anonymous says:

yes for the most part ddt is harmless but the truth is that the ddt was getting in to the ground and effecting what ground animals were eating their for when eagles where eating the ground prey. the eagles were having thiner eggs and the the eggs could not stand the high winds and elements for their location and then eagle population droped. whith getting rid of ddt population has up. look it up

posted on Sat, 07/21/2007 - 4:31pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

National Geographic has a major article on malaria on their website.

posted on Mon, 07/23/2007 - 11:46am
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Jake Fee says:

When I went to South Africa I had to take Malaria pills. I wasn't in a very popular Malaria area, but I still had to take them. They tasted DISGUSTING!!! Luckily, I didn't get bit, but it was still a good idea.
The End.

You've been a wonderful crowd! Thank you, thank you. Hold the applause.

posted on Sun, 08/12/2007 - 2:46pm
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brittany selin says:

its scary that insects can pass on such a sickness. i feel bad 4 the people who get it!

posted on Sun, 08/12/2007 - 3:02pm
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Steven S. says:

This is indeed a scary thing. What are we doing to try and better prevent it and help those who do have it? I find it frightening that so many people are infected.

posted on Wed, 08/22/2007 - 7:04pm
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Puff Bunny says:

What are the media doing to increase public empathy for those with malaria?

posted on Tue, 08/28/2007 - 3:11pm
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Celia Phelan says:

Every time I read about malaria, it hurts me to think about those poor people in Africa.

posted on Sun, 09/09/2007 - 1:46pm
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Celia Phelan says:

(not the same Celia Phelan, unless I posted this years back and forgot about it)

It also hurts me, too. They can do almost nothing about it. I'm glad, though, that we're trying to help. If we all work hard enough, maybe we can really make a real difference. Maybe even save lives.

BTW, is that you're real name? if it is, quelle coinkydink. If it's not, you're messin with my head. If I'm talking to myself, then never speak of this moment.

posted on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 1:45am
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Studies find that spraying a home with DDT not only kills mosquitoes, but acts as a repellent, keeping them away. Health officials in Africa, working to fight malaria, have begun using DDT for this purpose.

posted on Wed, 09/12/2007 - 6:17pm
godfrey bo's picture
godfrey bo says:

ddt is poisonus in should not be used at all!!! it is illegal and wrong and against God's will. DUH!! read the bible

posted on Sun, 09/23/2007 - 3:04pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

All chemical insecticides are poisonous. Without them, we would have no bug sprays. Farmers couldn't grow enough crops to feed the growing world population. Pesticides are far from perfect and far from trouble-free. But a world without pesticides would be a lot less pleasant, and a lot less healthy, than the one we have now.

DDT may be illegal in the US, but then, we no longer have malaria. (Thanks, in part, to DDT.) It is not illegal everywhere.

Not everyone accepts Biblical authority. Many who do interpret Genesis 1:26 as authorizing pest control. While I am no expert, I suspect there would be other passages that justify self-defense (e.g.: killing a mosquito that carries a deadly disease before it kills you).

posted on Sun, 09/23/2007 - 8:37pm
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maleria srticken :( says:

i once had maleria it was emotionally devastating and my complexion has never been the same. i went thru therapy, my therapist, who is now my bff yeah!!! :)

posted on Sun, 09/23/2007 - 3:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

My father contracted malaria when he was in vietnam. His health continues to deterioirate over the years. I think more needs to be done to help find a permanat cure.

posted on Fri, 10/26/2007 - 2:12pm
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'s picture
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

listen i mean read malaria is bad and gross and im outta here1!!!!!!!

posted on Sun, 10/28/2007 - 1:59pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

my thoughts on this subject are that you spelled the word "Malaria" wrong on the link to this page...(malara) i don't know if i can trust your credibility if you can't even spell the subject correctly...just thought i'd put that out there...

posted on Sun, 11/25/2007 - 2:34pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

Fixed - thanks for pointing that out. Though I don't know what you can really dispute about malaria - its not like discussing global warming or evolution...

posted on Sun, 11/25/2007 - 2:39pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

That's true -- a single typo out of hundreds of links obviously disqualifies all information not related to typing.

posted on Sun, 11/25/2007 - 4:08pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Mosquitoes suck, pun not intended, and that's that.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Sun, 11/25/2007 - 2:40pm
Jean's picture
Jean says:

I tink malria is stupid. it kills people and is not cool at all. and the things that carry malria are gross. super gross.

posted on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 7:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think malaria isn't a good thing because it kills and doesn't do any good for the world. What I think would be good is if we didn't have malaria because then the world would be much happier than it is now.

posted on Sun, 12/02/2007 - 7:22pm
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Jake McDole says:

I believe in the same thing. If we were in a world without malaria less people would be sad and depressed. If there were a cure I would personally give it to the poor people that have the dreaded sickness.

posted on Wed, 12/05/2007 - 2:34pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i have no clue wat malaria is!!!!!!!!

posted on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 10:45am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Why does malaria kill?

posted on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 1:43pm
sam h.'s picture
sam h. says:

last summer in august i went to south africa with my dad. he is a guide for animal hunters. well while i was there i was bitten by several mosquitoes. it only takes one infected mosquito to infect a person. i must have gotten lucky because three days later i developed symptoms. i was hot with fever and couldn,t get out of bed. then the diahreah began and wouldn't stop. when i got to the hospital i was almost dead. but they saved me and i returned to america.

posted on Fri, 12/14/2007 - 3:07pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Are you sure you had malaria? Because according to this site, diarrhea isn't a symptom of malaria. And according to this site, malaria doesn't occur in South Africa.

posted on Sun, 12/16/2007 - 7:43pm
Anna-Bop's picture
Anna-Bop says:

My question is why not just wear bug spray? It may not prevent all mosquitos, but it will help prevent many of them. If you dont have any buy some or wear long clothes.

posted on Sat, 12/29/2007 - 6:12pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

because bug spray normally does not help some poeple, as well as the older folk. they don't want to walk around smelling like bug spray! so bugs might not even bug some poeple

posted on Sat, 12/29/2007 - 7:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I live in South Africa and malaria doesn't affect all parts of the country. People who travel to the Game Parks in the northern part of South Africa need to prevent getting malaria as it can be serious. We know of people who travelled toMozambique who got malaria and its definitely not something you want to get. You can definintely get malaria in South Africa, just not all over.

posted on Tue, 01/01/2008 - 5:40pm
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Samuel Barsness says:

I am a member of my school's student council, and I started a maleria fund for African children who can't afford bed nets. The fund was successful, and we bought over 20 nets!!

posted on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 5:54pm
Laurie's picture
Laurie says:

That's great Samuel! Thanks for sharing your success.

posted on Mon, 02/25/2008 - 1:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I've never had malaria, but that's sad for people who have and died. i hope nobody else ever gets it again.

posted on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 7:03pm
Anna's picture
Anna says:

I don't like getting sick

posted on Fri, 03/07/2008 - 11:48am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is really scary

posted on Sun, 03/30/2008 - 5:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

having recently done a report on malaria, i know alot about it. Outside the U.S, malaria has the highest death toll over all other diseases. Many of these deaths are children under 5 who's parents are not wealthy enough to get the

posted on Fri, 04/04/2008 - 11:41am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I recently did a report on malaria as well. Most childern who die from malaria are to poor to afford the proper treatment for an infected child. Since America is a wealthy country, most families do not have that problem. So, there are only 2500 deaths in the u.s per year.Are we supposed to sit back and watch the future of the world slowly dying off because of some little mosquitos? Personally, i don't think so.
for only 46 dollars, you can full immunise a child living in a 3rd world country. who knows, someday maybe thay will thank you for helping to protect them against the mosquito sting that could potentially end their life.

posted on Fri, 04/04/2008 - 1:38pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

There is no vaccine against malaria, so children can't be immunized. Where'd you get your $46 figure? Maybe that money could treat an infected child? Or provide preventative medication and a bed net?

posted on Mon, 04/07/2008 - 2:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Malaria is not cool to have! My dad got it while living in Kenya africa when he was young.he was in the hospital for 3 months. If its that dangerous, I know why it has such a high death toll. Did you know that there are only 2500 deaths a year due to `malaria in America? Good thing that most likely I won't get it!We really are lucky to be living in America.

posted on Fri, 04/04/2008 - 1:49pm
Laurie's picture
Laurie says:

Actually even less then 2500 people in the US die from malaria each year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports:

Every year, nearly 1,500 cases of malaria are reported in the United States. Most of these cases occur in U.S. residents who become infected while traveling abroad. Up to ten of these malaria patients will die each year. However, practically all these deaths are preventable.

For more information about US travelers who get malaria click here.

posted on Mon, 04/07/2008 - 1:14pm
Rob Fynn's picture
Rob Fynn says:

Rob Fynn : We live on the Zambezi river on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, (in Africa, for the uninitiated!). We have a question for some expert such as Dr Ben Ho, for which we'd appreciate a response - thank you Dr Ben if you read this.
We hear a rumour that the Anophelese only bites to feed after 10.00pm ( 2200hrs). Is this correct? Most convenient of it if true!
Looking forward to hearing
Thank you
Rob

posted on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 2:07am
Dave Neitzel's picture
Dave Neitzel says:

Rob,

Every mosquito species has its' preferred time of day or night to feed. Anopheles genus mosquitoes tend to be either crepuscular (feeding activity at dusk and dawn) or nocturnal. Since most feeding occurs during times that people sleep, insecticide-treated bed nets can help to protect people from malaria.

I hope this helps you!

Dave

posted on Thu, 04/10/2008 - 3:08pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Malaria is very sad diesese. Why do people have to die from it? It is so sad and pointless. Sometimes it jus makes me so mad.

posted on Fri, 04/11/2008 - 8:40am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think malaria is an awful dicsese that kills many people

posted on Mon, 04/21/2008 - 4:04pm
rick's picture
rick says:

is there a cure for it???

posted on Tue, 04/22/2008 - 1:43pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

No, there is no cure, though there are treatments available. The best course of action is prevention -- don't get bit. Wear insect repellent; long, loose clothing; avoid going out in the evenings when the bugs are most active; sleep under a mosquito net; spray walls with DDT>

This advice applies ONLY IN AREAS WHERE MALARIA IS COMMON. Malaria is almost unknown in the US, so no need for folks here to do these things.

posted on Fri, 04/25/2008 - 11:27am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Where does it come from?
What causes malaria?
Why do people get it?

posted on Fri, 04/25/2008 - 2:11pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

IT is a parasite -- a tiny bug that lives inside the mosquito, and enters the human body when the mosquito bites us.

posted on Tue, 05/06/2008 - 12:39pm
Don's picture
Don says:

I read in the paper several months ago that there was a very significant drop in malaria in Africa in the past 2 months (or so). Is this due to the increased use of mosquito nets ? And if so, where did the nets come from? (Gates foundation? Churches?) A low tech solution to a health problem - a concept we could learn from. (pay $1.00 and prevent a deadly disease or spend $1million to help someone that eats too much.)

posted on Sun, 04/27/2008 - 1:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont now how we get dizeses from but there not safe to be a round. im 7 years old bye.
end.

posted on Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:05pm
Tara and Taylor's picture
Tara and Taylor says:

Do only mosquitoes spread malaria???

THANKS

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 11:35am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Several species of mosquitoes are hosts to the malaria parasite, but yes: only mosquitoes spread malaria.

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 1:31pm
Taylor and Tara's picture
Taylor and Tara says:

Do only ticks spread lime disese?

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 11:36am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Yup. Only ticks spread Lyme disease.

There are a few stories on Buzz about ticks, including "Ticks: what are they good for?"

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 1:35pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i 've heard to my friend is true if have malaria you also have aids because yesterday i visited my doctor he told me i have the symptoms of malaria .is true please give the answer im dying to know

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 12:29pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

No. You can have malaria without also having AIDS, and AIDS without having malaria. AIDS is caused by HIV (Humanimmunodeficiency virus), and malaria is caused by a parasite.

Your friend is incorrect, but many people share that misconception. Perhaps it's because people know that malaria is transmitted when a mosquito feeds on human blood, and they assume that if malaria is transmitted that way, perhaps HIV (another blood-borne disease) can be, too?

There's been quite a bit of research into the scenario: if a mosquito bit a person infected with HIV and then went on to bite an uninfected person, could the virus be passed on? But there is no epidemiological evidence to show that this is true, and lab studies prove it isn't. Here's the CDC fact sheet on the subject. And an awesome discussion of why mosquitoes cannot spread HIV.

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 1:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

DDT use is irresponsible. It is a pesticide and saying it is relatively harmless is not facing consequences or facts. Chemicals building up in our soils and water will harm us (Do you prefer cancer or poisioning to Malaria?) and if you kill the bees (already an issue) then we have no pollinators and your food will not grow. What happens when mosquitos become drug resistant or over use occurs, and there is evidence that effectiveness fades over time. Preventing the disease may come from vaccination, but mostly from education and people working together to control the conditions in which they breed-stagnant water and places of cover. etc. It could be argued that poverty causes Malaria. Our quality of life comes from a healthy environment and a respect for all life not just people.

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 6:25pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

DDT is dangerous only when overused. Even Rachel Carson acknowledged that. Moderate use of DDT can save thousands, even millions of lives. A total ban is unnecessary, and condemns poor people to die.

There is no vaccine for malaria.

It can be argued that our quality of life, while dependent upon a healthy environment, comes from respecting people more than the things that kill us.

posted on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 10:02pm
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Inhifiene says:

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posted on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 5:38pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

we need the blood. let us infect you!!!!

plasma please!!

posted on Sat, 06/14/2008 - 3:37pm
makayla davis's picture
makayla davis says:

i think that if ddt doesnt work then leave them alone they help us dont they.

posted on Sun, 06/22/2008 - 3:24pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Where are all the comments from May and June?

posted on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 3:07pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

They are on page 2 of the comments section of this thread

posted on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 3:59pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

People are dying out there!

posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 12:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

weel i got malaria when i was like 5 or 6 and i was really weak i got it in Lome,Togo

posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 1:44pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

My husband and I are moving to Angola for 2 years at end of July -- we have ou malaria pills for the year, but I was just wondering, does anyone know if dogs van get malaria? We are taking our dog with us!! I will ask my vet, but was just wondering of anyone knew!

posted on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 7:42am
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Joe Benson says:

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posted on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 2:40am
jena's picture
jena says:

why do children under age 5 get malaria and why is it most prevalent amongst the poor?

posted on Thu, 11/06/2008 - 7:20pm
Laurie's picture
Laurie says:

Hi Jena,

Children under the age of 5 are still building their immunity to the malaria parasites so they get pretty sick when infected. But if children survive past the age of 5 in a region where malaria occurs they general have built-up a good immunity to malaria.

Interestingly that immunity can go away if you are not exposed to the malaria parasite. So if you think you are immune but have not lived in a country with malaria for over a year or two, check with a doctor before returning to an endemic region.

Finally you ask why malaria is more prevalent amongst the poor. From the CDC:

Where malaria is found depends mainly on climatic factors such as temperature, humidity, and rainfalls. Malaria is transmitted in tropical and subtropical areas, where:

* Anopheles mosquitoes can survive and multiply
* Malaria parasites can complete their growth cycle in the mosquitoes ("extrinsic incubation period").

Temperature is particularly critical. For example, at temperatures below 20°C (68°F), Plasmodium falciparum (which causes severe malaria) cannot complete its growth cycle in the Anopheles mosquito, and thus cannot be transmitted.

For more information and a map go to this website.

posted on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 5:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I just wrote a blog on the "Nothing But Nets" campaign to fight malaria. Check it out!

http://www.smudailymustang.com/?p=12701

posted on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 9:55pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

How did Malaria actually start?

posted on Sun, 05/03/2009 - 4:37pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Good morning!
I know that there is a larva that infects mosquitoes and kills them. Could it destroy the ecosystem if it were brought in Africa? Anyway, why don’t we kill the mosquitoes and reintroduce them again? Anyway, why don’t they say that a double layer stuff is quite enough for a mosquito ( it is necessary for an year, because the life of a mosquito is not very long )?

posted on Sun, 07/05/2009 - 4:02am
Dutch Travis's picture
Dutch Travis says:

Is anyone familiar with Jim Humble's MMS? He claims that his solution helps healing many diseases, including malaria. Is it tested and if so, what are the results?

posted on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 9:27pm
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posted on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 5:29am
bella451001's picture

well the plasmodium is transfered from mosquito to human but i wonder how the plasmodium would enter in the gut of the mosquito ........
can someone tell me whether the mosquito is primary or secondary host in the lifecycle of plasmodium.......

posted on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 1:43am
Gene's picture
Gene says:

The mosquito gets the plasmodium when it bites an infected person. The microbe spends about a week growing inside the mosquito. Then, when the mosquito bites someone else, the plasmodium infects a new victim.

posted on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 8:48pm
lyssa's picture
lyssa says:

if someone is effeted with malaria without medication in the begging stages, could it be completly irreversible?.... and if so there is no cure... and why not?

posted on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00pm
dlite's picture
dlite says:

yes and no.
yes there is a cure but the government is holding it from the people of the world, then when there is a worldwide malaria epedenic they will have the cure in capitalist form to make an enormous political gain. Then is when people will have to traid there souls for health. This may sound like a joke but this is what has happend with evrey major epedemic since the 19th centery. It is also a very easy way to kill off the poor aswell.

posted on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 4:44pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Now, which government is that?

Sorry, boss, but that's not quite right. There are actually lots of antimalarial drugs out there.

I hope someone corrects me if I'm off on anything here, but my understanding is that malaria can be prevented or cured with these drugs, if the disease is caught at an early stage. In more advanced cases, the parasite that causes malaria (I mean the microorganism that causes the disease, not the mosquitoes that spread it) can sort of hide out in your liver, making it difficult to cure completely—there's a chance that it can surface again years later, requiring treatment again.

What makes treating malaria such a challenge isn't a global government conspiracy, it's the cost of the drugs, and the ability of the disease to develop resistance to certain antimalarial drugs. (Like how other diseases can become resistant to antibiotic drugs.)

And it may be a while before a truly worldwide epidemic of malaria occurs—the disease depends on anopheles mosquitoes for it to be transmitted from one person to the next. (Malaria can't be passed directly between humans, and not all mosquitoes can carry the disease.) Cooler or drier environments, where these mosquitoes cannot live year round, are not immune from malarial outbreaks, but are much more difficult for the disease to get a foothold in. (Did that sentence make sense?)

I don't really follow you you on the political gain from cures... Or the part about why a government would want to kill off poor people.

posted on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 5:31pm
bella451001's picture

@ gene ...thnx for helpin out brother:)

posted on Wed, 05/12/2010 - 12:12am
madelaine's picture
madelaine says:

when i was 8 years old i had badly suffered from malaria and it had taken more that a month to recover. Essentially Malaria is caused by a parasite that has infected the saliva glands of a female mosquito. Malaria is particularly devastating in Africa, where it kills an African child every 45 seconds.

posted on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 7:38am
angelina's picture
angelina says:

Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is transmitted via the bites of infected mosquitoes. In the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells.

posted on Wed, 08/18/2010 - 1:40am
hailey's picture
hailey says:

germs are bad because they can get people sick you need to cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze.when you are sick you need to stay home from school so you do not get other people sick.if you are sick you need to take some medicine.bye. do not get sick like me.

posted on Thu, 11/11/2010 - 3:20pm
Ci-Sun's picture
Ci-Sun says:

In India the malaria rates in other developing nations may also have been underestimated. Malaria remains a huge public health challenge, yet the techniques exist for the control of the disease and perhaps for its eradication, if we have the political will.

posted on Sat, 12/18/2010 - 4:12pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

HOW DO WE GET THIS DISEASE SO EASILY. WHERE DID IT COME FROM AND WHAT IS THE THING OR PLACE IT DID COME FROM.

posted on Thu, 12/30/2010 - 2:35pm
Emedoutlet's picture
Emedoutlet says:

Sleep in rooms that are properly screened with gauze over the windows and doors. There should be no holes in the gauze and no unscreened entry points to the room. Air-conditioned rooms are good, too.

posted on Mon, 01/17/2011 - 8:25am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I'm pretty sure that there are capsules you can take to prevent malaria in malaria prone locations

posted on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:07am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

wow thats pretty intense. glad your okay though survive!!!!!!

posted on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 8:57am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

what is marila and how does it infect people?

posted on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 1:42pm
Hobbes's picture
Hobbes says:

I've been researching and experimenting with vaporization of Artemisia Annua, though I lack a sure test to confirm that artesunate survives the ~200C vaporization temperature that I've been using.

I have grown my own Artemisia Annua from seeds, experimented with vaporization temperatures - does anyone have information on a positive test for artesunuate? Has anyone heard of vaporization being used as the drug ingestion vehicle? There is a definite effect, though I don't know if it is the correct one. The drug also passes the blood brain barrier to combate malaria f. before the first pass of the liver.

My thoughts are that each family in a malaria zone should grow their own medicine and build their own vaporizer from scrap car parts.

As well, I come from an area that was centuries ago a tidal swamp area, I have been studying dyke structure and construction to remove the misqueto habitate. Could someone link an online study of this type of attack on malaria.

My research is summarized on my web page.

Thank you.

posted on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 2:23pm
Jimbo PoleWall's picture

i had malaria and it was awful and now i tell everybody about it every day. EVERYbody. every DAY.

posted on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 9:30am
benfree7's picture
benfree7 says:

Malaria has been eliminated from many countries but remains the most important human parasitic disease in sub-Saharan Africa and other tropical and subtropical zones. It causes more than 500 million cases of illness and a million fatalities each year in 100 countries. There is currently a renewed international effort to reduce its impact on populations still at risk
Malaria is a very complex and fascinating disease, but also very serious and unpleasant if you are unlucky enough to contract it.
Read about malaria in detail here:
http://www.enetmd.com/content/malaria
You will be amazed at the complexity and detail.

posted on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 9:00am

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