Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. In the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache, and vomiting, and usually appear between 10 and 15 days after the mosquito bite. If not treated, malaria can quickly become life-threatening by disrupting the blood supply to vital organs. In many parts of the world, the parasites have developed resistance to a number of malaria medicines.
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Sir Ronald Ross was the doctor who first identified Malaria. Where was he working at the time of his discovery?Correct
In April 1894, a Scottish physician Sir Ronald Ross visited Sir Patrick Manson at his house on Queen Anne Street, London. This visit was the start of four years of collaboration and fervent research which culminated in 1898 when Ross, who was working in the Presidency General Hospital in Calcutta, proved the complete life-cycle of the malaria parasite in mosquitoes; thus proving that the mosquito was the vector for malaria in humans.[source wikipedia]Incorrect
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How many types of Malaria infects humans?Correct
There are four types of common malaria parasites. Recently, a fifth type, Plasmodium knowlesi, has been causing malaria in Malaysia and areas of southeast Asia.Incorrect
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Malaria spreads by all kinds of anopheles Mosquito ? True or False?Correct
Malaria is caused by a parasite that is passed from one human to another by the bite of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. After infection, the Only certain species of mosquitoes of the Anopheles genus—and only females of those species—can transmit malaria. Malaria is caused by a one-celled parasite called a plasmodium. Female Anopheles mosquitoes pick up the parasite from infected people when they bite to obtain blood needed to nurture their eggs. Inside the mosquito the parasites begin to reproduce. When the mosquito bites again, the parasites mix with its saliva and pass into the blood of the person being bitten. [source WHO ]Incorrect
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Which part of body is seriously affected in Malaria ?Correct
Most common symptom of Malaria is Liver damage and anemia. part from that Headache,fever, jaundice, Nausea, sweating etc….Incorrect
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In which year, World Health Organisation started campaign for eradication of Malaria?CorrectIncorrect
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Malaria is caused by ……….Correct
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.Incorrect
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Plasmodium falciparum is ……………malariaCorrectIncorrect
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In which continent , as per WHO , one in every five (20%) childhood deaths is due to Malaria?CorrectIncorrect
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Which day is celebrated as World Malaria Day?CorrectIncorrect
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There are four types of human malaria Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale and P. falciparum. P. viva. Which is most common type and also most deadly?CorrectIncorrect