10 FACTS ABOUT MALARIA

Posted: April 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

1. Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
2. Half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria.
3. Every minute, a child dies from malaria.
4. Increased malaria prevention and control measures are dramatically reducing the malaria burden in many places.
5. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment of malaria prevents deaths.
6. Growing resistance to antimalarial medicines has spread rapidly.
7. Sleeping under long-lasting insecticidal nets protects against malaria.
8. Indoor residual spraying is the most effective way to rapidly reduce malaria transmission.
9. Pregnant women are at high risk of dying from the complications of severe malaria. Malaria is also a cause of spontaneous abortion, premature delivery, stillbirth and severe maternal anaemia, and is responsible for about one third of preventable low-birth-weight babies.
10. Malaria causes significant economic losses in high-burden countries.

Courtesy WHO.


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