How Does Malaria Affect The Human Body

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Malaria has been spread by various factors, from contaminated blood transfusion to mosquitos, being the leading carrier of malaria. It can have damaging effect on the human body, and with it constantly changing, the malaria protozoa becomes harder for doctors to treat. Malaria, causing as 1.2 million deaths in 2011, has had a global impact “(Mcneil 1). It is still heavily impacts people in many tropical areas (“Disease” 202). New natural remedies have been tested to attempt to combat malaria (Avasthi 1).Malaria can have a deadly impact on all types of people, including pregnant women (Gomes 1). The malaria parasite is changing to resist treatments, and doctors are researching how to defeat it (Avasthi 1). Malaria is from genus plasmodium, which…show more content…
For example, 500 million people get infected by malaria annually (“Plasmodium” 1), with an even larger amount of deaths occurring as well. This can be shown when the article states: “This disease has been a problem for humans for millennia...the number of people who are actually infected is thought to be upwards of 500 millions people annually…the death toll of malaria is one to two million people each year”(“Plasmodium” 1). This shows the increasingly high infection number of those who have malaria, and the problem it has been for humanity. As well, malaria during pregnancy can host a variety of risks for both baby and mother, such as malnutrition of the fetus, low birth weight, or maternal death (Gomes 1). The author supports this by saying: “Scientific reports noted the effectiveness of the placental barrier...the danger of suboptimal nutrition of the fetus, congenital malaria, poor fetal development, low birth weight, premature interruption of pregnancy, and maternal death” (Gomes 1). This supports the numerous health risks taken by a woman who is pregnant, risking two lives by one disease. Therefore, the disease of malaria can have a negative impact on both the current generation of people who live in inadequate conditions, and the disease’ ability to impact the future generations as
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