Answer: Malaria is caused by a microorganism that infects red blood cells. Mosquitos acquire the germ when biting someone who has malaria. When they bite a second person, they can an often do transmit the infection.
Answer: Malaria is in fact a plasmodium parasite. These are microscopic organisms called protist. Malaria is an extremely infectious, or communicable, disease. It destroys the red blood cells in your body as they are the reproduction factories of the parasite.Malaria is a very dangerous disease, killing between one and three million people a year, mostly children. Most Malaria cases, however, occur in sub-Saharan Africa.The malaria parasite is spread by the Anopheles Mosquito, which is the only mospuito that can transmit the disease. The Anopheles Mosquito is one of the targets of spraying, along with other mosqitos, mainly ones carrying the West Nile virus.
Answer: Malaria is a vector borne disease, spread by the bite of the female anopheles mosquito at dawn and dusk. The bite transmits a protozoa in the salvia of which there are five types.
Plasmodium falciparum, P. ovale, P. malariae, P. vivax, and P. knowlesii.
Each type of malaria can be differentiated from each other by the presence of different enzymes and antigens in human blood. Looking at a sample of blood under the microscope is not as useful as it once was, given the high levels of skill in telling the different species apart on the way they look at different stages of development.
Answer: No not all mosquitoes are born with malaria. The only way a mosquito can carry malaria is if it contracts it while drinking the blood of another animal i.e. an infected dog or human host. After the mosquito is infected it can transmit the virus to people very easily hopping from meal to meal on the necks, legs, arms and wherever else it may feed of the nearby population. This is how they cause such widespread panic.
Answer: They are fairly normal mosquitoes except for the fact that they carry malaria. You can kill any one of them in all the normal ways (insecticides, swatting etc).
In malaria prone regions some attempts at disease reduction are often undertaken by using pesticides to reduce the mosquito population. This is somewhat effective but, unfortunately, probably never will succeed in completely eradicating the mosquito and with them malaria. The mosquitoes tend to develop resistance to the pesticides (so they no longer work) and there are just too many of them in hard to reach places for that to be successful
Answer: Malaria is caused by any one of four species of one-celled parasites, called Plasmodium. The parasite is spread to people by the female Anopheles mosquito, which feeds on human blood. Although four species of malaria parasites can infect humans and cause illness, only malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum is potentially life-threatening.
Answer: Malaria parasites divide in your red blood cells. They are liberated from there, to invade the fresh red blood cells. This cycle continues to give you bouts of malarial fever. Some of the parasites get converted into male and female gametes. When an anopheles mosquito bites you, he sucks some male and female malaria gametes. They get combined in the body of mosquito to form the zygotes. These zygotes eventually travel to the salivary gland of the mosquito. There from they are injected in the blood of next host, before the blood is sucked, to give him malaria. Malaria parasites get multiplied in the liver cells of the host, before they attack the red blood cells.