What you should know about Malaria
01 - Nov - 2016 01:15:05
  • Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes


  • Nearly half of the world's population is at risk of malaria


  • Children under 5 are at high risk of malaria


  • Early diagnosis and prompt treatment of malaria prevents deaths


  • Emerging artemisinin resistance is a major concern


  • Sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets protects against malaria


  • Indoor residual spraying is the most effective way to rapidly reduce malaria transmission


  • Pregnant women are particularly at risk of malaria


  • Malaria causes significant economic losses in high-burden countries





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