Apr 17 2009

Malaria Infection

Malaria infection

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  1. Mike Stephens
    Apr 17, 2009
    at 6:09 am

    False unless you somehow were able to share blood. But I may be wrong.

  2. Apr 17, 2009
    at 7:29 am

    False. The disease is transmitted by mosquitos (or possibly if you were able to share blood, like from a cut maybe? dunno).

  3. Apr 17, 2009
    at 8:05 am

    False. Malaria is transmitted only by an infected mosquito.

  4. Sarah Charles
    Apr 17, 2009
    at 11:09 am

    I agree with Vicki! :)

  5. Valerie
    Apr 17, 2009
    at 12:48 pm

    False – at least as far as any “conventional” means of transmission. However, it is a blood-borne pathogen so it can be transmitted through blood transfusions or through birth.

  6. Apr 17, 2009
    at 1:17 pm

    I don’t know for sure, but from what I know about how it’s transmitted, I would say false. I believe it can only be transmitted by infected mosquitos.

  7. Apr 20, 2009
    at 8:28 am

    And the answer is …

    False.

    Malaria is transmitted by certain types of mosquitoes that carry a parasite that causes the disease. A person contracts malaria when he or she is bitten by an infected mosquito.

    (Source: cdc.gov/malaria/faq.htm, November 2008)

  8. megnon barton
    Jun 4, 2009
    at 10:04 am

    malaria infection can only be transmitted from an infected female anopheles mosquito to a person

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