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Malaria, a Protozoan Disease

  • Introduction to Protozoa
    • Protozoan properties common to Plasmodium
    • Worldwide cases of malaria
    • Malaria lifecycle
  • Sickle Cell Anemia and Malaria
    • Selective advantages and disadvantages
    • Evolution of human malaria
  • Malaria Pathogenicity
  • Malaria Vaccination and Treatment

Malaria, a Protozoan Disease

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Protozoa Introduction 1:13
    • One-Celled Organisms
    • Free Living or Parasitic
    • Can Multiply in Humans
    • How Does a Pathogen Get to the Digestive Tract
  • Worldwide Cases of Malaria 3:06
    • Found Where There a Lot of Mosquitoes
  • Malaria Introduction 4:00
    • Protozoa
    • Lives Partially in Human Host, Partially in Mosquito
    • Four Major Species
    • Carried by Anopheles Mosquitoes
  • Lifecycle of Malaria 5:08
    • Two Stages in Human Host and One Stage in Mosquito
    • Mosquito Bites and Injects Sporozoites
    • Parasite Goes Into Liver
    • Blood Supply
    • Diagnostic Stage
    • Erythrocytes
    • Gametocytes
    • Final Stage: Release of Sporozoites
  • Sickle Cell Anemia and Moleria 10:16
    • Sickle Cell Anemia is a Genetic Mutation Disease
    • Function
    • Hemoglobin Shape and Oxygen Capacity are Slightly Different
  • Selective Advantages and Disadvantages 12:04
    • Effects at a Cellular Level
    • Effects at the Organismal Level
    • Effects at the Population Level
  • Evolution of Human Malaria 13:31
    • Plasmodium Parasite Has Evolved
    • Plasmodium Reichenowi
    • What's Going on in India
  • Malaria Pathogenicity 15:40
    • Incubation Period
    • Symptoms
    • P. vivax and P. ovale
    • Dormant Liver Stage
    • Diagnosis
  • Malaria Treatment 19:30
    • Depends on Many Factors
    • Medications
  • Example 1 22:28
  • Example 2 27:38