Malaria

The mosquito disease

Transmission and Symptoms

The disease is spread by four plasmodium parasites falciparum, vivax, malariae, and ovale. After a mosquito gets it from the water it bites you and puts it inside you.

If you have a high fever, shaking or chills, and a flu like illness there is a chance you have it and should contact your doctor right away.

Treatment and Prevention

To treat the disease it all depends on if you're pregnant or a child but common things used to get rid of it are chloroquine, atovaquone progunail, artemether, lumefantrine, doxycycline, quinine, and many more.

Protect yourself from mosquito bites by using bugspray and staying inside at night that is one way to prevent yourself from getting Malaria another is taking antimalarial medicines. Young children and pregnant woman should stay away from places Malaria is common.

Some Photos and Facts

The Facts

1. The Nobel Peace Prize was given out four times for work on Malaria

2. In 2012 there was 207 million clinical episodes and 627,000 died

3. Out of the four parasites that cause Malaria Plasmodium Falciparum is the deadliest

4. It's more common in pregnant woman and young children

Imagine No Malaria PSA #1: Pauley Perrette (:15)