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a. These are only some of the questions necessary to be asked as apicomplexans like Plasmodium falciparum breed in stagnant waters especially during rainy periods.

  • Were there a lot of mosquitoes in the area you went to?
  • Were there many small pools or collections of water unattended in your place?
  • During the rainy season, were there containers where the water became stagnant?

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