Malaria

By: Jacob B, Jade S, Jaidyn A

How to get Malaria

  • Malaria is transmitted through mosquitoes holding the disease that then bites the victim and can give the person the disease.
  • 90% of Malaria cases come from Africa and leads to about 1 million deaths a year.
  • It also infects 350 to 500 million people all over the world.
  • The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) gets children with Malaria every single day.

What are the symptoms of Malaria

  • Malaria gives you flu like symptoms and gives you the chills and fever.
  • You can also sweat a lot and the symptoms occur usually a couple weeks after the disease gets into your body.

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Country's most affected

  • Its mainly affected in Africa.
  • Also India
  • South East Asia
  • Parts of central america

Interesting Facts

  • Children under 5 have a high risk of getting Malaria
  • Malaria can lead to blindness,Brain damage,and death.
  • There is a cure and a way to prevent it yet it still spreads around the world still.
  • Warren Buffett donated 31 billion dollars to the Bill and Malinda Gates foundation which helps with curing Malaria and putting an end to it.
  • There is drugs that can be purchased to cure Malaria but since people in Africa don't make much money they can't afford the drugs.
  • Malaria hasn't been found in the US since it was prevented in 1951.