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Malaria kills over a million people a year and is second only to After years spent bringing tuberculosis in its impact the disease under control, on world health… the number of people dying from malaria is now higher than it was 30 years ago and has spread Worldwide, a child dies to new countries… of malaria every 30 seconds… The places circled, are the places where people, are most likely to be infected with malaria. Millions of people die from Malaria each year. Malaria is spread by mosquito's who suck the blood of victims and at the same time injects plasmodium There is a feeling of Depending on the type intense cold which of protozoan involved gives way to hot the first symptoms flushes and a high will appear about 10 fever and delirium, days to 6 weeks after with nausea, dizziness the mosquito bite. and delirium These symptoms As the parasites include tiredness, multiply the headache, muscular symptoms become pains and a slight more severe. temperature A Transmission Index is how a disease is spread. The diagram below shows how it happens. Index of 3 As you can see one infected person passes on the infection to three others as a result of this the three new cases each pass it on to another three making nine and so on Possible ways to reduce the amount of MALARIA in humans We found out three possible solutions to the problems of Malaria and Mosquitoes 1) Draining out as many swamps as possible to prevent Mosquitoes from breeding 2) Use pills to limit cases of Malaria 3) Develop a vaccination to limit cases of Malaria . • At the moment malaria is restricted to a reasonable level but each time new drugs are tried the disease develops a resistance and the number of cases rise again. • The newest and latest treatment is called Artimisinin developed in China. Malaria Kills an African Child Every 30 seconds. Most of the 1.3 million who die each year from malaria are children Children below the age of 5 years, particularly infants, the disease tends to be atypical and more severe. …THESE ARE PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU COULD TAKE TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM MALARIA… There are two options that are available Kill all mosquito's Some drugs that are available right now that could be used to help many people but at the moment the drugs cost money which most people can not afford making these drugs free will help save the lives of hundreds If you travel abroad….. Be Aware of the risk of malaria. Prevent or avoid Bites from an infected mosquito. Use appropriate Chemoprophylactic drugs (preventive medication). Prompt Diagnosis following any symptoms of malaria (e.g. flu-like symptoms) and obtain treatment quickly. A new treatment called Artemisinin Combination Therapy, or ACT, has been introduced and is slowly replacing the obsolete anti-malarial drugs. In some countries, the disease accounts for as much as 40 percent of public health expenditure, 30-50 percent of hospital inpatient admissions, and up to 50 percent of outpatient visits. And remember Thank you for Malaria is one of watching this short the most infectious but hopefully diseases in the informative world!! presentation!!! So think yourself lucky!!! It’s not here YET!!!
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