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malaria from a bite by an infected mosquito. This bite injects malaria-causing
parasites into your blood, where they travel to liver cells. In the liver
cells, the parasites breed. The cells later burst, letting loose thousands of
new parasites that go on to infect more red blood cells.
Mosquitoes get malaria from biting a human who has malaria. The mosquito
draws the blood into its stomach where malaria parasites breed and infect other
red blood cells. In time, the parasites move into the mosquito's salivary
glands. When this happens, the mosquito is then able to infect a human.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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