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Protozoal Diseases of the Blood

List the two major body sites for human malarial infection liver and red blood cells
How do Plasmodium species escape the immune system? switching to express others of the 150 surface protein genes
What is the vector that transmits malaria-causing Plasmodium? anopheles mosquitoes from one infected individual to another
How is malaria treated? with chloroquine and quinine
How do humans acquire Toxoplasma gondii? from handling cat feces
who is at risk for contracting T. gondii? fetus at special risk when mother is infected--immunocompromised pts are also at risk for infection
Created by: heatherlvn