Mosquitoes, The Deadliest
Are there mosquitoes where you live? There must be a lot. Provide for the mosquito repulse in your house and surroundings, it is important. No kidding, mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars together. The deadliest animal of the world, a mosquito, kills more than 5 lacs people every year. You got to believe. The malaria mortality rate has fallen down considerably but yet it is at a threatening number. Nigh on 700 million people get a mosquito-borne disease each year. Well, although numbers say a lot about the deadliest animal of the world but the whole picture is even worse. There is a pressing need to get together and fight, really.
Malaria is caused by the parasite that is planted into the body by the bite of an infected mosquito. It is the infected female Anopheles mosquito. Of all the parasite species that these infected mosquitoes transmit to people, Plasmodium Falciparum is the deadliest. Nearly half the world population constantly stays at the risk of malaria which is a cause of concern. Malaria starts with infection; most people tend to pay no heed to it. The same infection turns into severe illness and may even cause death.
Easy Targets Of Malaria
Non-immune people, pregnant women and young children are most vulnerable to malaria, in particular. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 70% of the deaths caused by malaria occur in the age group of 0-5. Pregnant women and non-immune people fall prey to malaria easily as they don’t have the immunity against it.
Not-So-Serious Symptoms Lead To Severe Illness
It is difficult to recognize the symptoms of malaria as it all seems like a common fever. Symptoms for malaria occur 10-15 days after the bite of the infected mosquito. Fever, headache, and chills go on for a few days unidentified until it all turns into a severe illness. In contrast to the symptoms before malaria gets serious, the symptoms of severe malaria are serious and dangerous. It could be in the form of multi-organ failure, respiratory troubles, and anemia. The threats have to be removed.
Fighting The Fatal
To counter malaria different preventive measures have been developed over time, so much so that since 2010 malaria mortality rates have fallen down by 29%. Vector control is one such way which is really important in the prevention of malaria. Two forms of vector control – insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor residual spraying – are effective in a wide range of circumstances. There are a number of ways to go about it.
Ways To Do It
Antimalarial drugs can be used to prevent malaria. The drugs are different for different patients. The travelers can make use of the chemoprophylaxis. While for pregnant women it is sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine alongside routine vaccination. Effective insecticide resistance management strategies can make the global response to malaria stronger. Identifying the disease at the right time is really crucial to prevent deaths. Early diagnosis and treatment of malaria reduce the risk of death and severe troubles. Regular screening is the way. The insecticide-treated mosquito net is providing substantial support in this fight to prevent malaria. Surveillance and elimination are emerging as crucial measures to root out malaria. It proves that there is a way to fight. We are on our path to root it out.
Join Hands And Beat Malaria
Malaria, Dengue, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, West Nile, Encephalitis, and Zika are some of the deadly diseases caused by the mosquitos. Total funding to prevent malaria amounted to $3.1 billion in the year 2017. According to the latest World malaria report, there were 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, up from 217 million cases in 2016. Nations ought to adopt proper measures and keep developing tools to root out malaria. Only then the mission to root out malaria will end with a hoisting flag The living will be different without these fatal diseases. It will be happier.