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  • Deforestation And The Sub Saharan Regions Of The African Peninsula

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    emerged; lying below the mucky surface of a deforested plain, a killer has taken root. At risk is half of the world’s population who reside in the 106 countries and territories that are prone to plasmodium falciparum transmission. Who is this killer? Anopheles gambiae complex, which has devastated the African region acting as a vector for the parasite plasmodium falciparum, more commonly referred to as malaria. Why has a parasite that is responsible for approximately half of all recorded deaths relatively

  • Malaria Is A Horrible Disease

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    mosquitos without the parasite. This allows Plasmodium falciparum to spread quickly through mosquitoes and then can infect a greater number of individuals (Koella, 1998). The parasite Plasmodium falciparum is contracted by the Anopheles mosquito (CDC, 2015. Only Anopheles mosquitos can transmit this particular virus that causes malaria. They must have been infected through a precious blood meal taken from an infected person. When the

  • Malaria In The United States

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    About one million people die of malaria every year yet it is not highly publicized in the United States. This is because malaria is not as prevalent in the United States as it is in other parts of the world such as Africa, Asia and South America. Numerous amounts of people in the United States have heard about malaria but a lot of people do not know exactly what the disease is. Although people who get the disease are typically poor, malaria is a parasitic disease that can affect anyone, including

  • Presentation on Anti-Malaria Mosquitoes

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    eggs. The mosquito vector for malaria is the mosquito genus Anopheles. Transfers Plasmodiumthrough saliva while feeding on blood. Malaria, mosquitoes, and humans A Mosquito-borne

  • Malaria Research Paper

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    Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. Infected mosquitoes spread it. Malaria is very common throughout the world. In the United States, the main risk is to persons traveling to tropical and subtropical countries where malaria is a problem. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly type occurs in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. The symptoms characteristic of malaria include fever, chills, muscle aches, and headache. Cycles of chills

  • Benefits Of Genetic Engineering

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    Audience My intended audience is a group of science enthusiasts with a basic background in biology. Community biology groups would be a great fit. Educated adults with an interest in biology who have done hobbyist reading would get the most from this presentation, but the general high-school educated population (including teenagers currently in biology classes) could find it interesting. The information is important for raising awareness among these populations who have the education and interest

  • Funestus Vs Gambiae

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    ANOPHELES MOSQUITO VECTORS: BEHAVIOUR AND DIVERSITY In Africa, An. gambiae and An. funestus are the two most efficient primary malaria vectors are which are anthropophilic, endophilic, endophagic, and late-night biting [13] In contrast, An. arabiensis, a species belonging to the same complex as An. gambiae, is more plastic in its behaviour, exhibiting more often zoophily, exophily, exophagy, and early night biting as compared to An. gambiae and An. funestus. However, different factors can influence

  • Chlortetracycline

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    environments festered with contaminated water supply and lack of food sources. Sub-Saharan Africa is plagued by many diseases, but the most common disease is Malaria. Malaria is a type of disease that is spread by the female mosquito of the genus Anopheles. An individual will start to experience high fevers and chills. If left untreated, the individual could possibly die (Heyneman, 2014). Antimalarial drugs are a type of treatment that can counteract this disease. Doxycycline is an antimalarial drug

  • DDT Case Study

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    and DDT-resistant Anopheles gambiae by application of indoor residual spraying or mosquito nets treated with a long-lasting organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos-methyl The Malaria Journal presented a study in which experimental huts were investigated by the BioMed Central within the means of DDT and safer alternatives through indoor residual spraying(IRS) and insecticide treated nets(ITNs) testing in order to effectively eliminate the most mosquitoes, or in this case, Anopheles gambiae and Culex

  • Summary Of The Extinction Invention By Antonio Regaldo

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    Antonio Regaldo in his article, “The Extinction Invention,” conveys the situation on why gene drive is an integral part to eradicate Malaria as our normal expedient is too resource intensive and affected heavily by human behavior. Regaldo is optimistic on the new technologies as he lays out the all procedures for the dissemination the gene drive mosquitos into the wild. As optimistic is Regaldo, he still acknowledges this new technology will impact everyone, thus he discloses that the awareness among