6th Grade: Complete and submit work on Google Classroom
Today we will explore a parasite which causes a disease:What's In Your Blood?
Malaria is a major infectious disease with over 300 million new cases each year. That's equivalent to almost the entire population of the USA becoming infected every year. Learn about the latest efforts to understand the parasite which causes the disease, and how genetics is increasing our understanding of malaria.
Malaria - Natural Selection and New Medicine from AMNH
A disease caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.
The severity of malaria varies based on the species of plasmodium.
Symptoms are chills, fever, and sweating, usually occurring a few weeks after being bitten.
People traveling to areas where malaria is common typically take protective drugs before, during, and after their trip. Treatment includes antimalarial drugs.
Use the resources below to answer the following questions:
1.How many children die of malaria every year?
2. How does malaria spread in the human body? Why does this make mosquitoes an effective mode of transport?
3. How many of these cities would it take to equal the number of children who die annually of malaria?
4. How does malaria spread in the human body?
5. Why does this make mosquitoes an effective mode of transport?
6. How has the malaria parasite responded to people being treated with drugs for malaria? How may having molecular information about the parasite help this situation?
7. Why are blood diseases common in the tropics? How can this situation be explained by natural selection?
8. What is the major agent of selection on the malaria parasite? How will this information aid in the formation of vaccines?
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