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Factors affecting Malaria

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What are the factors affecting Malaria and How can it be prevented? How can mosquitoes be repelled?

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Abhishek Raj
22 months ago

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Well- awareness is the basic. Prevention stars after that. We need to understand (and especially in low-income countries) awareness is one of the major factors. People do not know what can cause them malaria (or any other thing like dengue etc), or if they know its more academic.
Yes, we have government and nongovernment awareness programs, but I think its still not enough. I think public-private partnership, govt-public partnership, and accountability programs are the must. Decentralization of responsibilities is also important in public service and healthcare departments. We see Delhi is a classic example of failure in poor management (and it includes all - public, city and govt). They spend a lot of money on dengue awareness every year, but it still repeats. 

Hitesh Mathpal
22 months ago
Thanks for your answer Hitesh. You're right that awareness is the first thing that we can do. However, the awareness program is being carried out by government since ages regarding Malaria and still we are unable to get rid of it. What could be the reason behind it? - Abhishek 22 months ago
Caused by several species of the parasite plasmodium. Plasmodium falciparum causes the most severe form of the illness. Fever, chills, sweating are the common symptoms. Medication is the treatment option. - Dr. David E. 9 months ago
Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA Yes David. Thanks for your inputs. - Hitesh 9 months ago
U R most welcomed. - Dr. David E. 9 months ago
Good points. - Maya 9 months ago
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Symptoms

  • Impaired consciousness
  • Deep breathing and respiratory distress
  • Clinical jaundice and evidence of vital organ dysfunction
  • Shaking chills that can range from moderate to severe
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweating
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Muscle pain
  • Convulsions
  • Coma
  • Bloody stools

Dr. David E. M
9 months ago
Great info. - Maya 9 months ago
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Treatments

Type of the drug and length of treatment may vary depending on the age, health condition, etc.

Medication

Dr. David E. M
9 months ago
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virgie lourdes
9 months ago
Pot for malaria = no. - Dr. David E. 9 months ago
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Any thoughts?

Dr. David E. M
9 months ago
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Awareness and cleaning are two major cause.
Few preventions are
Awareness of risk – find out whether you're at risk of getting malaria. Aware of the places you are traveling. Avoid dirty or mud-filled areas.
Bite prevention – avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent, covering your arms and legs, and using a mosquito net. Use mosquito coils while u sleep.
Diagnosis – seek immediate medical advice if you have malaria symptoms, including up to a year after you return from travelling.

Maya Kharkwal MA, BEd
9 months ago
Thanks, I wasn't aware! - Dr. David E. 9 months ago

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