What is malaria and how is it caused?
- Malaria is a parasitic disease that may be fatal or life threatening.
- It is mainly caused by a female parasite called the anopheles mosquito. It is the only type of mosquito that can cause malaria.
- These mosquitos are often found near dirty water like swamps and around muddy puddles
- An infected mosquito bites a human which then transmits the parasites in the human's body.
- These parasitics them multiply and start to affect the human's liver and destroy the red blood cells. But the parasites can only get stronger and develop more when in a place that is very humid.
- When the parasite enters the bloodstream, it lays dormant in the liver. During the 5 to 16 days the parasites will be multiplying quickly using asexual reproduction.
- The symtoms for this disease are:
- shaking chills
Do you suggest any actions or cures that should be done to prevent the disease?
- Yes i do suggest that the disease should be treated, because if it is not treated it will spread and other people will get that disease.
- they should find or make a medicne that could prevent this parasite from even trying to form inside a persons body.(maybe a spray)
- I suggest that they should get rid of any extra water that may come from rain, because mosquito is always attracted to humid places.
- Or even make a vaccine to help people form an imunnity to this parasite.
- I also think that the government or even maybe the CDC should put up sign that show us that there is a high risk of malaria in this area. This can help people to reduce their chance of getting infected.
- I think chloroquine is the best medication to take especially if you are a person that travels a lot.
- Chloroquine can kill the parasite in about 1 week depending on the dangerousness of the malaria.
- but some patients get nausea, itchy, headache and blurry vision; it can be solved by taking the pill after meals.
How does the parasite reproduce?
The infected mosquito's saliva contains the malaria parasite, so when it bites you the parasite, moves down your blood stream all the way to your liver. Once it locates your liver it then gets into your liver cells. Then using asexull reproduction; the parasite is able to reproduce, and ends up multiplying inside your liver cells. the liver cells end up busting open because of the amount of parasites in them. once they burst they move on to the blood stream. when they are in the bloodstream; the parasites get into a blood cell and multiply. that causes the cell to become big, sticky and it will stick to the side of your blood vessels walls. Then it ruptures the red blood cell and the parasite moves on to the next one; the cycle keeps on going causing the person to lose blood and feel exhausted and have a fever.
Do you suggest any cures?
I think chloroquine is the best medication to take especially if you are a person that travles a lot.
Chloroquine can kill the parasite in about 1 week depending on the dangerousness of the malaria.
but some patients get nausea, itchy, headache and blurry vision; it can be solved by taking the pill after meals.
Chloroquine kills the parasites living red blood cells and the liver cells.
A letter to CBC
I have found out that now a days malaria is infecting many people that don't know how to reduce the risk of it happening. There are many ways in which people can reduce the risk of getting malaria. Me and many other people are worried about getting malaria. There are many symtomps when having malaria. like vomiting, shaking, headache, etc. Many people are afraid of getting this disease. We are worried that in the future so many people might have malaria and the disease will get more common. If the cdc don't do anything people will have a high chance of getting malaria. I suggest that the CDC should make many posters to in walls that show instructions and information of how to reduce the risk of malaria, just like the instructions they have on how to reduce the risk of getting the flu, and also give people that live in places with a high risk of malsria enough medication and reppelant to keep them protected. I hope the CDC will consider this as a way to reduce risk he risk of malaria.
Thank you For Your Time :)