National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases Essay

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Public Health Problem Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that is caused by parasites and directly causes sickness and flu-like symptoms such as high fevers and/or chills. As of 2015, about 95 countries are directly effected by the disease caused by female Anopheles mosquitos, and about 3.2 billion people are at risk of receiving the disease as well. According to the Malaria No More, malaria can kill if there are no drugs available to cure it. If there are no drugs available then the risk of anemia, hypoglycemia, and/or cerebral malaria becomes much greater. Malaria is also very contagious. Travelling to and from a malaria-risk region is very dangerous for it is transmitted very easily though mosquitos. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) states that it is important to address Malaria because as earlier stated, it effects 3.2 billion people, which means that almost half of the world’s population is at risk. Malaria is also a huge cause of death worldwide because in developing countries with warm climates, it is hard for them to get the proper resources they need in order to cure the disease. Although it is hard to find someone with Malaria in the U.S., it is very common in warm developing countries mostly because that is where the Anopheles mosquitos thrive the best. Therefore, the main reason for Malaria is the lack of resources and knowledge from these developing countries. Because they are developing countries with little money, it is hard

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