Malaria: The preventable disease killing too many.
Malaria doesn’t kill enough people to make the news very often, but you should still know about it. This preventable disease kills over 600,000 people each year and affects more than 200 million others—that’s nearly half of the world’s population! Read on to learn more about Malaria, how it spreads, and how you can help fight against it. (The same goes for other mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue fever and yellow fever.)
What is malaria?
Malaria is a mosquito-borne irresistible sickness that influences people and different creatures. Intestinal sickness causes side effects that normally incorporate fever, sluggishness, regurgitation, and migraines. In extreme cases, it can cause yellow skin, seizures, a trance-like state, or demise.
A tainted female Anopheles mosquito most ordinarily communicates jungle fever. These mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, which is the reason the gamble of jungle fever transmission expansions in regions where there are either floods or weighty precipitation. There are a few kinds of jungle fever including P. Falciparum, P. Vivax, P. Ovale, and P.
Malaria is a preventable illness, yet it kills more than 400,000 individuals every year. Most of these deaths are in Africa, where the disease is most prevalent. Malaria is caused by a mosquito bite, which transmits the Plasmodium parasite to humans.
This parasite then multiplies in the liver and red blood cells, causing symptoms like fever, chills, and flu-like illness.
If left untreated, malaria can lead to severe illness and even death. Death from Malaria usually occurs because the parasite eventually spreads to other organs, such as the lungs or brain. Fortunately, some medications can help kill the parasites before they cause any more damage! Even though these medications exist, there are still about 4 million cases of malaria reported annually.
How to diagnose Malaria
The first step in diagnosing malaria is to identify the symptoms. These can include fever, chills, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. If you have these symptoms, you must see a doctor immediately. A blood test can confirm whether or not you have Malaria.
If the test is positive, your doctor will start you on treatment right away. Treatment usually includes antimalarial medication and antibiotics for other possible infections. You may also need to stay in the hospital so that doctors can monitor your condition.
There are two types of antimalarial medications available–quinine-based medications, which are less effective but more affordable; and artemisinin-based medications, which are more expensive but very effective at curing Malaria.
How to prevent Malaria
Intestinal sickness is a preventable infection, yet it kills a huge number of individuals every year. The most effective way to forestall jungle fever is to try not to be chomped by mosquitoes. However, there are likewise different things you can do to safeguard yourself and your loved ones.
The following are five methods for forestalling intestinal sickness.
1- Use bug repellent with DEET or permethrin on attire.
2- Sleep under an insect spray-treated bed net.
3- Avoid outside exercises when mosquitoes are generally dynamic (late evening through the early morning).
4- Treat garments and stuff with permethrin or buy permethrin-treated things.
5- Get immunized.
How do antimalarial drugs work?
Antimalarial drugs work by either killing the parasites that cause Malaria or by preventing them from entering and infecting red blood cells. This is important because it can help to reduce the severity of symptoms and shorten the duration of the illness. There are a variety of antimalarial drugs available, and they can be used for prevention and treatment.
When used for prevention, it is important to take the drug regularly as prescribed to maintain its efficacy. If you know you’re going to be traveling to an area where Malaria is present, talk with your doctor about taking the medication before you go. For those who develop symptoms after coming back from travel, doctors may prescribe an appropriate medication based on lab results and past treatments.
What is the drug resistance in Malaria?
In recent years, there has been an increase in drug-resistant strains of Malaria. These strains are often resistant to multiple drugs, making them difficult to treat. Drug resistance can develop when people do not take their full course of medication, or if they do not take it correctly. This can allow the Malaria parasites to mutate and become resistant to the drug. In some cases, drug resistance can develop even when people take their medication correctly.
Malaria is also spread by mosquitoes that carry the parasite from person to person. If a mosquito takes a blood meal from someone who is infected with Malaria and then bites someone else, the new person may get infected with the disease, even if they had taken their medication correctly.
There is no vaccine for Malaria. So what?
There is no vaccine for Malaria, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything to prevent it. Malaria is a preventable disease, and there are things we can all do to help stop its spread. Here are some things you can do to help prevent Malaria – Prevent mosquito bites by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing outdoors.
– Get treated early if you have been infected with Malaria. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience symptoms of fever, chills, shaking, or rapid breathing.
– Donate money to charities that focus on reducing the spread of Malaria in Africa and other parts of the world.
What can I do to help fight Malaria?
We can all help fight Malaria by supporting organizations working to eradicate the disease, donating money to research efforts, and raising awareness about the issue. You can also help by making sure you and your loved ones are taking precautions to avoid mosquito bites when traveling to areas where Malaria is present. And finally, if you have Malaria, seek treatment immediately and help spread the word about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
Merely knowing about the symptoms of malaria will not protect you from infection. If you have any symptoms of Malaria, see a doctor right away! Finally, people with HIV who live in regions with a high prevalence of both HIV and malaria should take antiretroviral drugs as prescribed and make sure they get screened for Malaria at least once a year.