Malarial infection

3

2

1

Blood cell

Liver cell

Parasites

3

Red blood cells become infected

and burst, releasing more parasites which infect more blood cells

 

Artemisinin, used in combination with other drugs, blocks this cycle, which clears the parasites from the blood

1

Mosquito infects human while feeding

 

2

Malaria parasites infect cells in the liver, which burst open, releasing parsites into the bloodstream

3

2

1

Artemisinin, used in combination with other drugs, blocks this cycle, which clears the parasites from the blood

3

Red blood cells become infected

and burst, releasing more parasites which infect more blood cells

1

Mosquito infects human while feeding

 

2

Malaria parasites infect cells in the liver, which burst open, releasing parsites into the bloodstream

Blood cell

Liver cell

Parasites

3

2

1

Artemisinin, used in combination with other drugs, blocks this cycle, which clears the parasites from the blood

3

Red blood cells become infected

and burst, releasing more parasites which infect more blood cells

1

Mosquito infects human while feeding

 

2

Malaria parasites infect cells in the liver, which burst open, releasing parsites into the bloodstream

Blood cell

Liver cell

Parasites

3

2

1

Artemisinin, used in combination with other drugs, blocks this cycle, which clears the parasites from the blood

3

Red blood cells become infected

and burst, releasing more parasites which infect more blood cells

2

Malaria parasites infect cells in the liver, which burst open, releasing parsites into the bloodstream

1

Mosquito infects human while feeding

Blood cell

Liver cell

Parasites