Cholera and Malaria
Created By: Logan Sparks / Class: Pre-Ap World Geography
The cholera bacterium is usually found in water or food sources that have been contaminated by feces (poop) from a person infected with cholera. Cholera is most likely to be found and spread in places with inadequate water treatment, poor sanitation, and inadequate hygiene.
The disease is found in Africa and other places that have un-clean water..
Malaria is treated with a class of drugs, which are known, unsurprisingly, as antimalarial. Antimalarial drugs are designed to attack the parasites which cause the disease, preventing them from spreading while also killing them off so that they cannot continue causing infection. The success of treatment varies, depending on what strain of malaria the patient has, whether or not the parasites are drug resistant, and whether or not the patient is able to complete the course of drugs needed.