Malaria is caused by a parasite transmitted from one human to another via the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. The parasites migrate to the liver, mature and enter thebloodstream, where they rupture red blood cells. An infected pregnant woman can transmit malaria to her unborn child
Most people dies of Malaria at young age in sub-SaharanAfrica In the United States, doctors diagnose about 1,200 cases annually. Most American cases develop in travelers who have recently returned from parts of the world where malaria iswidespread
Malaria doesn’t spread from person to another such as cold or flu, and it cannot be sexually transmitted You can’t get malaria from casual contact withmalaria-infected people, such as sitting next to them AnyOne can Get Malaria
There is currently no malaria vaccine approved for human use. The malaria parasite is a complex organism with acomplicated life cycle
Anemia Chills & Sweats Coma High fever Headache Kidney failure Mental confusion Severe breathing problems
Jaundice (yellowcoloring of skin & eyes) Muscle pain Diarrhea, and Vomiting- only appears sometimes Low blood pressure causing dizziness Poor appetite
Stay away from fields, forests,especially at night to avoid mosquitoes from biting you Use the proper drugs depend on type of Malaria, age, the country you’ve traveled, health history, and pregnant women .. .. Wearlong-sleeved clothing with light colors
New Malaria Vaccine Depends on Mosquito Bites?
The same menace that spreads Malaria-the mosquito bite, could help wipe out the deadly disease,according to researchers working on a new vaccine at Tulane University. For more information, check the website below: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215132212.htm
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