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James L. A. Webb

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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Malaria is an ancient affliction of humanity. Its common presenting symptoms are periodic high fevers, hot sweats, and deep chills; its consequences range from episodic debilitation to ... More
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Charles G. Roland

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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178 words
In Canada, endemic malaria—‘fever and ague’ in the 18th and 19th centuries—afflicted chiefly what is now southern Ontario. Its existence depended on the conjunction of three conditions: ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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72 words

Parasitic disease resulting from infection with one of four species of Plasmodium protozoa. Transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, it

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

Four different protozoan species (all belonging to the Plasmodium genus) cause malaria in humans: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax,

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002
n.an intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite that invades the red blood cells. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes in many tropical and subtropical ... More
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Encyclopedia of Evolution

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2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
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2,563 words
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Malaria is a disease caused in vertebrates by infection with parasitic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. The genus is

malaria: The Great Killers

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John M. Last

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
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1,699 words
Malaria is caused by a plasmodium, a single-celled parasitic organism transmitted by anophalene mosquitoes to mammals including humans. Plasmodia are highly species-specific: only specific ... More
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Margaret Humphreys

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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300 words
A mosquito-borne disease once attributed to foul air emanating from swamps, malaria came to America in the bodies of both African and European colonists during the seventeenth century.... ... More

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