Fact Sheet: Malaria, General Public Fact Sheet, August 26, 2015

(2015) Fact Sheet: Malaria, General Public Fact Sheet, August 26, 2015. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Malaria is a parasite that spreads by infecting one after another two types of hosts: humans and female Anopheles mosquitoes. In humans, the parasites grow and multiply first in the liver cells and then in the red cells of the blood. In the blood, successive broods of parasites grow inside the red cells and destroy them, releasing daughter parasites ("merozoites") that continue the cycle by invading other red cells.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Malaria, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine > Public health > Environmental health
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine
ID Code: 32929
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 06 Jul 2020 15:44
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 15:44
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32929