Malaria Investigation

Learn About Malaria

The Causes

Malaria is caused by a parasitic protozoa. Protozoa are unicellular and eukaryotic ( cell contains a nucleus) organisms that are classified in the kingdom of Protista with algae and water molds.

Disease Transmission

Mosquitoes live near water and can be infected by the Malaria parasite. When the mosquito is infected and bites a human, it infects the human with Malaria. Malaria isn't contagious through casual contact or touch. It isn't sexually transmitted either.
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Malaria Treatment and Prevention

Is It Treatable, and how can I Prevent it?

Treatment of Malaria depends on the severity of the disease. Victims can take medicine such as Malarone and Chloroquine to help treat the disease. Treatment also depends on factors such as age and weight. Some ways to prevent Malaria is to wear clothing that covers most of the body to protect from infected mosquitoes. You can also take antimalarial drugs to prevent getting the disease.

Four Things You Didn't Know About Malaria

1) In 2010, 108 countries were found to have Malaria existing in it. 2) In the United States, about 1,500 cases of Malaria are found each year. 3) Pregnant women are extremely vulnerable to Malaria and can also affect the newborn child. 4)People with the the sickle cell trait have a protection against Malaria.

Malaria Experts/Quotes

The malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm Malaria has done to the world.

- Bill Gates

Scott Bailey, Gregory Glass, and William Moss are professors at John Hopkins Malaria Research Institute. They are Malaria experts.