World Malaria Day on 25th April

World Malaria DayWorld Malaria Day, which was instituted by the World Health Assembly at its 60th session in May 2007, is a day for recognizing the global efforts to provide effective control of malaria. It is held on 25th April.

On world malaria day it is our moral and social resposibility to well aware people about Malaria.

A eukaryotic  parasite called Plasmodium use mosquitoes as a host to cause a disease called Malaria.

Incidences causing Malaria:

Malaria usually appear between 10 and 15 days after the mosquito bites. Through the infected female anopheles mosquitoes (which are primary hosts) these parasites enter into human body (which are secondary hosts). Malaria can also be transmitted from a mother to her unborn baby (congenitally) and by blood transfusions. Malarial parasite is more active in summers.

Symptoms:

This parasitic disaease cause high fevers, shaking chills, flu-like symptoms, anemia, headache, and weakness. Coma and jaundice are considered as the last symptoms.

Treatments and Preventions:

In ancient times Quinine extract from cinchiona bark was used as its remedy. Now-a-days several medicines are in use for malaria, but in many parts of the world, the parasites have developed resistance to a number of malaria medicines.

For prevention mosquito nets help as they keep the mosquitoes away. Mosquito repelent lotions and sprays are also avalible in markets.

Try to keep yourself and your surroundigs clean so that mosquitoes would not be able to grow. This disease could be proved fatal if not treated properly and in time.