MALARIA

Malariais a common disease transmitted by the mosquitoes. The one and onlyvector known to transmit the infection is the female anophelesmosquito. The disease is transmitted to either humans or animals.Once infected, one experiences fatigue, headaches, vomiting andchills. This may last for more than two weeks, if left untreated onemay go to a coma and eventually succumbs to death.

Thereare various interventions to prevent further spread of malaria. Allthat people need to do is to control the multiplication ofmosquitoes. The key measures include spraying insecticides in ourhomes, draining stagnant water and sleeping under treated mosquitonets. Travellers are also advised to take several medications if theyare to visit a mosquito-infested area.

Thenature of mosquitoes allows them to breed in tropical andsub-tropical regions. These regions, especially in Africa are knownto be overwhelmed with poverty. Other malaria-infested regionsinclude Latin America and Asia. In each year, these areas have beenexperiencing an increase in mortality rate. In Africa, almost 90% ofthe populations are affected. We mainly loose infants due to thenature of their immunity, and if they are treated, the medicationscan overwhelm their body system.

Inconclusion, we find that most people would associate malaria symptomswith illnesses like typhoid, thus they end up taking wrongmedication. This is because they fear this illness will delay theirprogress in life. A higher rate of infection in the society willdelay the economic progress of a nation. Due to that, people findeffective ways of how they can prevent the disease. There have beenseveral attempts to come up with a vaccine but all has been futile.All that we get is resistivity of the drugs to the parasite