Human Biology, 14 Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 8 - Assess - Page 167: 7



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Malaria is a disease caused by a protist that is carried by mosquitoes. The protist is transferred from the mosquito to the mosquito's host, humans. Once the protist reaches the human body, it travels in the blood to the liver where it reproduces. These parasites then infect the liver and red blood cells, sometimes destroying them in the process.
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