Extract from paper:
Cause: 4 species of the protozoan, Plasmodium
Transmission: The Anopheles mosquitoes are the hosts that transmit the disease to humans during the blood-sucking process.
Symptoms: The different stages in the life cycle of the protozoan cause the different symptoms of the disease:
- When the pathogen first enters the blood, it travels to the LIVER CELLS, where it hides from the immune system. There, it multiplies rapidly, producing dozens of cells called merozoites
- The merozoites then travel back into the blood, where they infect RED BLOOD CELLS, again, multiplying asexual...