QUESTION How is malaria spread? ANSWER Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is transmitted via the bites of infected mosquitoes. In the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells. Usually, people get malaria by being bitten by an infective female Anopheles mosquito. Only Anopheles mosquitoes can transmit malaria and they must have … [Read more...]
Malaria Infection Possibilities?
QUESTION: How can malaria affect somebody if you far from mosquitoes? ANSWER: It is extremely unlikely for you to become infected with malaria unless you are bitten by an infected mosquito. In rare caces, there have been reports of people contracting malaria through blood transfusions, but in most places, blood donors with a history of malaria are not allowed to donate whole blood, and … [Read more...]