Malaria Facts

Know the facts about Malaria
Know the facts about Malaria - it can be dangerous.

Know the facts about Malaria – it can be dangerous.

Know the facts about Malaria
Know the facts about Malaria – it can be dangerous.

Malaria is a serious, often fatal, disease spread by mosquitoes and caused by a parasite. The illness presents with flu-like symptoms that include high fever and chills. Here are some facts about malaria:

  • Over 200 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide in 2010.
  • The World Health Organisation estimates that 500 000 – 800 000 people died of malaria in 2010 – the vast majority were young children in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • About 1 500 cases are diagnosed in the US each year, usually in travellers returning from endemic areas.
  • Malaria was a serious public-health threat in the US until it was eliminated during the 1920s-1940s.
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