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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 MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Current as ofMay 24, 2016
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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