Malaria No More : Malaria

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Malaria No More Malaria is a mosquito-borne infection of humans, among other organisms, caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which after being transmitted by the vector, mosquitoes under the genus Anopheles, grows in about 6 days inside of red blood cells making over 20,000 to 30,000 daughter cells and burst out to the cell to go to others. Even though malaria is very treatable and had even been eradicated in in the US since 1951, the disease caused 219 million clinical episodes and 660,000 deaths in 2010. In the same year, the vector spread disease was also the 7th leading killer in lower income countries. Since 2700 BCE, where ancient Chinese medicinal documents described characteristics of Malaria symptoms, the human…show more content…
To begin with, the difficulty in eradicating Malaria by trying to change the environmental factors is, quite simply, there is only so much we can control. There is no doubt that there is a link between the frequencies of Malaria and climate it is found in. It is extremely prevalent in Africa, specifically the countries closest to the Equator. The tropical and sub-tropical regions of countries like Chad and Sierra Leone are ideal conditions for the mosquitoes that necessary for the transmission of the parasite to humans. In fact, rainfall can create collections of water called breeding sites where mosquitoes deposit their eggs and in tropical regions the eggs only need about twelve days in order to go from its larvae stage to full adulthood. In order for the Malaria to be successfully transmitted the mosquito must be alive for 9-21 days, since that’s how long the cycle takes to occur. Plus, the mosquito must be in an environment with at least 25°C, which are perfect conditions for warm places such as equatorial Africa. On top of that, pregnant women, young children and travelers to these Malaria infested places have a greater chance to get infected because their immune system would be compromised. The problem with trying to change these problems, are that these are extremely difficult
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