Human Civilization : A Disease Of The Blood Caused By The Plasmodium Parasite

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Human beings are creatures who automatically accustom and adapt to their surroundings. They are taught to beware strangers, look both ways before crossing the street and other instinctive precautions to ensure safety amongst everybody. In contrary, the biggest threat to human civilization cannot even be seen with our own eyes. Spread and infection of a single virus can be equivalent to the scary stranger on the street only it is harder to run from. Malaria is a disease of the blood caused by the Plasmodium parasite, which is easily transmitted by a particular mosquito. Out of all those pesky insects throughout the summer, it is a relief that only the female Anopheles mosquito is able to transmit malaria, on the other hand, there are more than 100 species of malaria parasite. This is including the most deadliest named Plasmodium falciparum which is sadly common in the African continent. A malaria parasite finds its way to inject or enter into the body where it will first enter into the liver and begins to multiply itself thousands of times. Throughout history, before there was a label on this disease, symptoms can be dated back from 4,000 years when malaria was translated as “bad air” in italian words “mal’ aria”("The History of Malaria, an Ancient Disease."). In addition, the symptoms and transaction of the malaria disease were recorded in medical writings of the ancient chinese, responsible for the decline of populations in greece during the 4th century BCE, and even

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