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Giemsa stain is a staining reagent that was developed in the early 20th century by Gustav Giemsa to aid in cellular microscopy. Different cells and parts of cells stain slightly different colors, allowing appropriate diagnoses to be made.


Malaria is caused by a bite from a parasite-infected mosquito. According to WebMD, five species of parasites infect people. They are mainly found in the tropics and subtropics near the equator of Africa and South America. The bite of an infected P. falciparum mosquito c...


Treatment for malaria includes the use of anti-malarial drugs and other medications that reduce the symptoms of the disease, according to Drugs.com. Doctors choose treatment options depending on the severity of the malaria and the likelihood that it is resistant to chlo...


Spraying a home with insecticides, keeping skin covered at peak mosquito times, using topical insect repellents and sleeping within the protection of mosquito nets all help prevent malaria, explains Mayo Clinic. The drugs that are used to treat malaria can also be taken...


Preventive anti-malarial medications are obtained through consultation with a doctor or local health department prior to traveling, states WebMD. Because no anti-malarial drug is 100 percent effective, additional prevention is required through the use of insect repellen...


Malaria affects the circulatory and immune systems of the body, according to Malaria.com. It does this by attacking the body's red blood cells and destroying them.


Medicines for prevent or treat malaria include chloroquine, mefloquine, doxycycline and primaquine, states WebMD. A person should take these medicines when traveling to an area with malaria, to reduce the risk of infection.