Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Malaria in 3D

Malaria is a mosquito borne disease that afflicts tropical countries worldwide, however the poorest countries are afflicted most, especially in Africa.

Ever wonder why the malaria parasite, the protozoa under the genus Plasmodium, is so deadly? How does it cause disease in humans? What is the life cycle of the parasite?

Let the video do the job!

Part 1:

Part 2:

Kudos to Dr Drew Barry of the for producing these awesome videos!

Trivia: the name 'malaria' means "bad air".

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