Malaria

Malaria

  • is a water related disease
  • transmitted by female mosquitos
  • effects mainly Sub-Saharan Africa eg. Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana

Symtoms and effects:

  • The malaria parasite invades the red blood cells in the persons body, causing them to burst.
  • Symptoms include: fever, vomiting, nausea, flu like symptoms, shiveringand eventually death.

Prevention

  • currently no vaccine available to prevent malaria
  • drugs to reduce risk of malaria are availble but expensive and mosquitos develop immunity to the drug
  • insect repellents
  • a simple mosquito net
  • various water treatment methods and wells

Statistics

  • on average 2 million people killed by Malaria each year
  • most are children under 5 years old

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Malaria

  • is a water related disease
  • transmitted by female mosquitos
  • effects mainly Sub-Saharan Africa eg. Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana

Symtoms and effects:

  • The malaria parasite invades the red blood cells in the persons body, causing them to burst.
  • Symptoms include: fever, vomiting, nausea, flu like symptoms, shiveringand eventually death.

Prevention

  • currently no vaccine available to prevent malaria
  • drugs to reduce risk of malaria are availble but expensive and mosquitos develop immunity to the drug
  • insect repellents
  • a simple mosquito net
  • various water treatment methods and wells
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Statistics

  • on average 2 million people killed by Malaria each year
  • most are children under 5 years old

Effects on development

  • Malaria is a result of poverty and a cause of poverty.
  • People ill can't work and so economy suffers meaning no profit to buy drugs, mosquito nets etc.
  • Malaria is infectious and so infects more and more people meaning even less can work
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