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Malaria Facts and Photos

malaria Four plasmodium species are responsible for causing malaria in humans. The disease has been eradicated in the united states, uk, indian, canada but in the developing world control measures have had little effect to date.

Common name: malaria

Phylum: aplicomplexa

Kingdom of species: about 4,000 described to date

Size: mostly few microns, occasionally up to 0.4 in (10 mm) long

Key features: single cells, usually elongate; tips of the cell contain a complex of filaments

Habits: parasitic

Breeding: life cycles often involve sexual phases and multiple hosts

Diet: nutrients absorbed host

Habitat: Bodies of other animals, either inside or alongside host cells

Distribution: worldwide, especially prevalent in tropical regions.

 

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