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