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Choose any one of the parasites: desribe its microbilogy, lifecycle, mode of transmission, disease caused and its health importance.

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Parasites chosen: Plasmodium malariae

Plasmodium malariae is a parasitic protozoa that causes malaria disease in humans. The parasite caused the malaria infection worldwide and the disease is well known ever since the time of the Greek and Roman. It is a parasite that is transmitted to human by a vector that is a female Anopheles mosquito. The vector carried the parasite and transmitted to human by mosquitoe bites. (1,2)

It has a ring stages that formed by invasion of the merozoites in the liver. Schizonts are the first stages that appear in the blood. The ring stages grow slowly and the pigment increases rapidly and half grown parasites. (2)

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Plasmodium malariae is a parasitic protozoa that causes malaria in humans. The Plasmodium malaria caused the malaria infection worldwide. It is a parasite that is transmitted to humans by a female vector called the Anopheles mosquito. The vector is carried by the parasite and transmitted to humans by mosquito bites. Malaria has been known since the time of the Greeks and Romans to cause devastating death due to high fever.

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A middle-aged university professor reported to the doctor after a night of profuse sweating (with hot and cold spells), nausea and aches. He had been working hard after returning from a research trip in South America and originally thought the symptoms were based on exhaustion and a diet or junk food as he worked late at the university.

Reviewing his charts, his doctor noted that he hadn't taken a prophylaxis for malaria before leaving on the trip. The professor admitted that he had been rushed before this trip and forgot to take care of it, though he had traveled to South America every summer for 10 years and had no problems with health after returning from other trips.
1. What type of blood test would the doctor order to verify the presence of malaria in this patient?
2. The doctor ordered a consult from a nephrologist. Why?
3. What well-described genetic condition actually helps prevent malarial infection?

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