Malaria is a terrible disease that infects over 500 million people a year. and kills more than 2.5 million people a year. Most of the people infected are from countries in Africa like South Africa. This is because the climate and geography in Africa are perfect conditions for the Malaria causing parasite. Identical organisms to the Malaria parasite still exist in some Chimpanzes and Apes. A man named Charles Lois Alphonse Laveran discovered tha Malaria causing parasite. This achievement was a huge advancement in the Medical world. Mr. Alveran found made this advancement by taking a look inside the red blood cells of the Malaria causing Parasite. As you can see the fight against Malaria still continues today.
Malaria is a terrible disease that has horrendous symptoms. Some of the symptoms include vomiting, headaches, and fevers. These symptoms start to take place within 10 - 15 days. This is why it is important to seek medical treatment within 10 - 15 days of being infected by the Malaria causing Parasite. These symptoms may occur in cycles of every two days. As you can see Malaria is a highly infectious disease.
Liberia is the third most country affected by Malaria. Most of the people infected in Liberia are young children. This is because there is not much medication available and the medication that is available isn't suitable for young children. This is why around 375 children in Liberia die a day. In Africa a total of 3,000 children people die in Africa every day. This is definitely a staggering statistic when it comes to Africa's population growth. Malaria has also affected Africa's economy. This is because people are dieing from Malaria and leaving behind children and families who are forced to try to work through a love one's death. This is why 45% of families that have a mother or father die end up homeless.
Malaria is a terrible disease, but fortunately it can be cured. Most of the medication that can cure Malaria is very expensive, and the people in Africa can't afford to pay for this medication so often times that end up at medical clinics that may not be properly equipped to deal with a case of Malaria. An inexpensive medication available in some parts of Africa is called Fansidar. The United Nations provides this medication to a lot of individuals infected by Malaria. This medication also stops people from getting Malaria too.