Malaria Parker Mitchell

  • Malaria is a mosquito borne disease caused by a parasite.
  • People with malaria experience symptoms like fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms.
  • In 2015 about 214,000,000 malaria cases occurred.
  • In 2015 438,000 people died from malaria.
  • The children in the African region mostly got malaria.
  • 1,500 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year.
  • Malaria is a serious disease that causes high fevers and chills.
  • Malaria is rare in the United States.
  • You can get malaria from an infected mosquito biting you.
  • It is often found in Africa, South America,and Central Asia.
  • You are unable to get the disease just by standing next to someone with the disease.
  • Some types of malaria causes damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys,or, brain.
  • Malaria parasite´s breed in warmer climates where there is a lot of rain and humidity.
  • Malaria is a risk to travelers visiting 109 countries around the world.
  • Poorer countries are more vulnerable to the disease.
  • Half of the world´s population(3.3 billion)are at risk of developing malaria.
  • Most children under the age of five are mostly at risk.
  • Pregnant women are very much at risk of contracting malaria.
  • More than 210,000,000 cases of malaria occurred worldwide in 2015.
  • In 2015 438,000 died mostly kids from the Sub-Saharan, Africa.
  • There has been a significant decrease in deaths since 2000 due to increased prevention and control measures.
  • 1,500-2,000 are diagnosed in the United States each year usually travelers returning from epidemic areas.
  • Malaria was a public health threat until it was eliminated during the 1920´s-1940´s.
  • The early work done by the CDC focused on controlling and eliminating malaria in the United States.
  • Malaria kills an estimated 660,000 a year.
  • The disease is very uncommon in temperate climates.
  • World health officials have distributed bed nets so people won´t get bitten while they are sleep.
  • Scientist are working on a vaccine to prevent malaria.
  • Malaria parasites are immune to most common drugs used to treat malaria.
  • If you are traveling to a place where malaria is common you need to take medicine before, during, and after your trip.
  • Malaria is usually found in tropical and sub- tropical areas.
  • Congenital malaria occurs when a mother passes the disease to a baby at birth.
  • For some people malaria is very life threatening.
  • The most common malaria parasite is the Plasmodium parasite.
  • The parasite that infects the mosquito when it bites you it infects the red blood cells.
  • These cycles occur two-three times a day.
  • Most people recommend sleeping under mosquito netting.
  • See your doctor to see what medicines that will prevent you from having malaria.
  • Wear insect repellent with deet.
  • A blood test can diagnose malaria.
  • There are four different types of malaria.
  • The disease is mostly a problem in developing countries.
  • Only in female anopheles mosquito´s that transmit the disease for that particular type of mosquito.
  • She primarily bites between nine p.m.-five a.m.
  • The most deadly parasite plasmodium falciparum.
  • Once the parasite gets inside the human body it lodges itself into liver.
  • While it is in the liver it multiplies 10,000 times.
  • After four weeks of entering the body the parasite bursts into the bloodstream infecting red blood cells.
  • The worldwide disease afflicts 250,000,000 people every year.
  • The incubation of parasites could take ten months if taking antimalarial drugs.
  • When the red blood cells rupture releasing more parasites then a fever occurs.
  • International efforts to make an effective vaccine has been underway for decades.

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