Malaria is a Plasmodium caused by parasites. Malaria is most common in Africa, India, and Asia but everyone is in risk to getting Malaria including animals. About 5.2 billion people are at risk of getting Malaria. That is half of the worlds population! An interesting fact about Malaria is it is neither a Bacterium or a virus!
This shows were Malaria can be active
In order to get Malaria you have to get bit by an Anopheles Mosquito and they must have been infected through a previous blood meal taken from an infected person. So, it is a cycle from Mosquito to human. When a Mosquito bites an infected person a small amount of blood is taken in which contains Microscopic Malaria Parasites.
Use a lot of Mosquito repellent!
Some ways to tell if you have Malaria are chills, a high fever, profusely sweating, Muscle tiredness, and tiredness daily. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea also may occur. Malaria may also cause anemia and jaundice because of the lack of red blood cells. If you are obtaining these symptoms see a doctor immediatly. The symptoms last 10 days to 4 weeks and also it takes 10 days to 4 weeks for the symptoms to start showing.
Prevention, treatment, cure, and medical care
In order to prevent Malaria you should make sure to wear items that cover most of your body like pants, and long sleeves. Also another ideal way is Mosquito nets. And the last way to prevent Malaria is to take the right Malaria prevention tablets. A way to cure malaria is to stay in bed, and to take medicine to stop it. The treatment is called antimalarial also known as a drug that prevents Malaria.
In conclusion Malaria can be a very deadly disease if you do not treat it well. Make sure you follow the basic ways to prevent Malaria and the treatments of Malaria. And believe me, Malaria is as deadly, painful, and as sickening as it sounds!
- Malaria is caused by the Anopheles Mosquito
- It is very deadly
- Half the worlds population can have Malaria
Written work: Emma Janos