HLTB21H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Paroxysmal Attack, Chemoprophylaxis, Sub-Saharan Africa

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7 Nov 2011
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November 3rd, 2011: epidemiology: malaria killed hald of the people that ever lived on this planet. Every ten to thirty seconds a person dies from malaria. Majority of malaria cases happens to children ve or under: prevails in rural, tropical areas. Different types of parasites 1. plasmodium falciparum(more deadly): found in the tropics 2. p. falciparum: causes: reporting of malaria is an issue in many countries. Differences between colours in map: sensitive to certain kinds of treatment: 2006 map: dark blue- malaria transmission. Incidence and prevalence are important to know in areas: another measure of malaria: spleen rates (enlarges spleen at a particular time) Children 2-9: global malaria cases: darkest colours indicate that they are very common or endemic. A big cause of concern is the tropics: another map: dark blue: control measures must be put in place and are in place to combat this disease.

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