World Malaria Day Quick Facts
|World Malaria Day ()
|25 April 2008
World Malaria Day Brief
Every year on 25 April, "World Malaria Day" is celebrated all over the world. This day is celebrated every year to make people aware of serious diseases like Malaria.
World Malaria Day History
World Malaria Day was started on 25 April 2008.
World Malaria Day Objective
The purpose of celebrating this day by UNICEF is to make people aware and save their lives from dangerous diseases like malaria.
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What is Malaria or what is it called?
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that, upon coming into contact with the human body, causes severe hunger (sweating, Chills and Shivering, Headache, Muscle pain, Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea). But if it is not treated properly then the human has to suffer heavy losses.
How is Malaria transmitted?
- Malaria is caused by a parasitic germ, which we call Plasmodium.
- The germ is carried by a female mosquito of the Anopheles species, and when this female mosquito bites a person, malaria germs are spread in her bloodstream.
- These germs reach the liver cells of the person and their count increases there.
- The pathogen continues to attack red blood cells and cause the cells to burst. The main symptom of malaria is the attack on red blood cells and the bursting of cells.
- Like malaria, dengue is also a mosquito-borne disease, which mostly occurs during the rainy season. Dengue mosquitoes often target humans only after sunset.
- Very few of you would know that only female mosquito bites human whereas male mosquito never bite, female mosquito needs protein to produce eggs hence sucks blood.
- Female mosquitoes rest for about 2 days after sucking blood once. The female mosquito lays more than 300 eggs at a time, after hatching, the mosquito spends its first 10 days in water only.
Symptoms of Malaria:
Prevention of Malaria:
To avoid malaria, it is important to avoid mosquitoes. Some precautions should be taken to avoid mosquitoes, such as:-
- Use full sleeve clothing as far as possible.
- Use mosquito net while sleeping.
- Do not use the coil as much as possible in a closed room.
- Do not allow water to accumulate in the house.
- If there is water stagnant around, then put oil in it, so that mosquitoes will not breed.
- Consult a doctor in case of slight fever.
Some interesting facts about World Malaria Day:
- World Malaria Day is celebrated every year by the World Health Organization on 25 April to overcome serious diseases like malaria.
- According to the World Malaria Report 2016, 212 million new cases of malaria were reported worldwide in the year 2015, causing a total of 4 lakh 29 thousand deaths. According to this report, every two minutes a child (under the age of 5) dies of malaria.
- According to the World Health Organization data, symptoms of malaria have been found in more than 190 million people in 2013 and this disease has killed 5,84, 000 people. About 80 percent of the death toll was children, who were under the age of 5.
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