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Ch 7: malaria: fever plague, the great imitator . Tropical disease; high rates in saharan africa, african children under the age of 5 are most susceptible. Ryszard kapuscinsk shadow of the sun : anecdote of malaria. > symptoms: anxiety, paralysis, weak, irritation, dizzy, fever, enlarged spleen. Headache, fever, anorexia, malaise, myalgia (muscle pain), chills, fever, sweating, nausea, vomit, diarrhea, liver & organ dysfunction, cough, abdominal pain, muscle pain, anemia, jaundice. Mentioned in ebers papyrus (1570 bc), king ashurbanipal (692-27 bc) & the nei chang (2700 bc) Alexander the great died in 323 bc. Hippocrates of the epidemics (470-380 bc: recurrent fevers every 3rd day (benign tertian: plasmodium falciparum, fevers on the 4th day (quartan: plasmodium malariae) > vapours f/ the marshlands of the roman campagna. 12th ce, spain & russia, 14th ce, eng, 15th ce, new world 18th ce, pandemic, 19th ce, mississippi. > found transparent globules of black-brown malaria pigment in infected blood.

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