Hello and welcome to Parasites: Plasmodium.
We’re going to be going a bit deeper into
diseases caused by several individual types
of parasites. And after you've watched this
lecture, you will know that the four different
strains of human malaria parasites are transmitted
by mosquitoes. You will be familiar with the
Plasmodium lifecycle, both in the mosquito
and in humans, and you’ll understand how
to prevent and treat malaria.
Just to remind you, protozoa are single celled
eukaryotes and we’re going to be talking
about protozoan parasites in the next few
lectures, and these include the Plasmodium
species, the causative agents of malaria.