Malaria is an epidemic and spreads through infected mosquito
Warm climate is the breeding home for Plasmodium parasite that spreads malaria through infected mosquito. Years back United States was wiped out with this deadly disease. Countries with warm climate is prone to the spread of malaria. The risk factor is high for developing countries with warm climate. Malarial is a deadly killer disease. Other disease that are transmitted through mosquito to humans are Chikungunya / Dog Heartworm / Dengue / Yellow Fever / Eastern Equine Encephalitis / St. Louis Encephalitis / LaCrosse Encephalitis /Western Equine Encephalitis
West Nile Virus Read more at American Mosquito Control Association (AMC)
Types of Malaria
Four different types caused by four related parasites
- Plasmodium falciparum
- P. vivax,
- P. ovale
- P. malariae. Infection with P. falciparum
The most deadly type occurs in Africa south of the Sahara Desert.
The disease can be life-threatening. You can treat this disease with medicines.
can Malaria be prevented?
It can easily be prevented with simple techniques specially while traveling to traveling to malaria-prone regions
- Use Mosquito Nets
- Wear insect repellent with DEET
It is not a contagious disease. It will not spread from person to person. It is not sexually transmitted. It will not get from casual contact with malaria-infected people, such as sitting next to someone who has malaria.
Malaria can be cured with prescription drugs. The type of drugs and length of treatment depend on the type of malaria, where the person was infected, their age, whether they are pregnant, and how sick they are at the start of treatment. Cleanliness surroundings, using mosquito nets are easy and affordable than treatment.