By chase Miller
Geography Public Service Announcement
Malaria is a intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite that invades the red blood cells. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes in many tropical and subtropical regions.
How is malaria spread? The parasite is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected female species of mosquitoes.
The parasites multiply in the liver and the bloodstream of the infected person. The parasite may be taken up by another mosquito when it bites an infected person. The mosquito is then infected for the duration of its life and can infect other humans when it bites them. Occasionally malaria is transmitted by blood transfusion. For this reason, people who have traveled to countries where malaria occurs may be deferred from giving blood for a short period. Malaria can also be transmitted from a mother to her fetus.
What are treatment options?
Antibiotics: Clindamycin by mouth or by injection (Cleocin), Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
Antimalarial: Atovaquone/Proguanil (Malarone), Primaquine, Artemether/Lumefantrine (Coartem), Pyrimethamine (Daraprim), Quinine (Qualaquin), Chloroquine
How do we prevent Malaria from Spreading?
Method 1 Take Preventative Medicine
Method 2 Schedule a doctor's appointment.
Method 3 Get a prescription for malaria pills
What is predicted to happen in the future?
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What are Bill and Melinda Gates from Microsoft doing about Malaria?
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