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
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
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
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.
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
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
• 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
…THESE ARE PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU COULD TAKE TO PROTECT YOURSELF
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
Prompt Diagnosis following any symptoms of
malaria (e.g. flu-like symptoms) and obtain
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
Thank you for
Malaria is one of
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the most infectious
diseases in the
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