Malaria eradication has been a goal of public health programs for at least 100 years. What factors preclude our ability to eradicate malaria? If an effective vaccine was developed, could malaria be eradicated?
Answer to relevant QuestionsSelect one major subdiscipline of microbiology from each of the two major categories of Table 1.3. Why do you think the subdiscipline is “basic” or “applied”? What is a pure culture and how can one be obtained? Why are pure cultures important for medical microbiology and other areas of microbiology? What function(s) do polysaccharide layers outside the cell wall have in prokaryotes? In the experiment described in Figure, what is the control and why is it essential? In terms of public health, what is a common problem that unites many of the visceral parasitic infections covered in this chapter? How could this problem be attacked? Why are these diseases rare in developed countries?
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