What is Malaria?
It is an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that affects humans and other animals. The symptoms of malaria include typically fever , fatigue, vomiting , and headaches.
It can lead to yellow skin, convulsions, coma , or death in severe cases. Symptoms usually start 10 to 15 days after an infected mosquito has been bitten.
In the event that people are not properly treated, the disease may happen month after year. Reinfection usually causes milder symptoms for those who have recently survived an infection.
For months to years this partial resistance disappears if the person is not continually exposed.
Symptoms Of Malaria
The signs and symptoms usually start 8-25 days after infection, but later on antimalaria can be taken as prevention.
First manifestations of the common disease for all types of malaria are flu-like and may resemble other symptoms, such as sepsis, gastroenteritis and viral disorders.
Headache, fever, hemoglobin in the urine, retinal damage and convulsions may be part of the treatment. The treatment can include joint pain , vomiting, anemias.
Causes Of Malaria
Apicomplexa (Plasmodium Phylum) is a genus of malaria parasites. P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, P. vivax, and P. knowlesi are causes of malaria in humans. P. falciparum is the most frequent reported species (~75 percent) and P. vivax (~20 percent) among those infected.
While P. falciparum is traditionally responsible for most deaths, recent data suggest that P. vivax malaria is more often than P. falciparum diagnoses associated with life-threatening conditions. P. vivax is more prevalent outside Africa in proportion.
Human infections with several Plasmodium species have been documented from higher apes. However, these infections are of little public health significance except for P. knowlesi a zoonotic species that causes Malaria in macaques.
Preventive Measures From Malaria
Medicines, mosquito elimination and bite prevention are included in the methods used to prevent malaria. As early as 2020, one malaria vaccine (RTS, S) has been licensed.
A mix of a high population density, high anopheles mosquito population and high rate of transmission from humans to mosquitoes and mosquitoes to humans requires the presence of malaria in the area.
The parasite will ultimately disappear from that region if one of these is sufficiently lowered, as happened in North America , Europe and parts of the Middle East.
If the parasite is not removed from the world, however, it can be reinstated if conditions return to a combination favoring the reproduction of the parasite.
In addition , the cost of eliminating anopheles mosquitos per person increases with reduced population density, making it unfeasible economically in certain areas.