Malaria

by: Ashlynn and Sydney

What is malaria??

Malaria is a parasitic disease that can cause many symptoms and high chances of death.

Causes of Malaria

Malaria is caused by plasmodium parasites.
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How is malaria transmitted???

Malaria can be transmitted by getting bit by an infected mosquito.
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What are some symptoms??

*high fevers *diarrhea

*profuse sweating *anemia

*headache * shaking and chills

*nausea *vomitting

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How is this disease treated??

This disease can be treated by drugs such as: chloroquine, quinine and doxycycline.
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How can you prevent yourself from getting the disease??

You can prevent yourself from getting malaria is to protect yourself against mosquito bites and taking antimalarial medicine.

4 interesting facts!!!!

Half of the worlds population is at risks of Malaria.

Every minute, a child dies from Malaria.

Pregnant women have higher risks of getting Malaria.

People living in poorer countries have a higher chance to get Malaria.

The Malaria Parasites - 52min. documentary