Unbelievable facts about MALARIA


 Here are some key points on malaria..........

 • Malaria was first identified in 1880 as a disease caused by parasitic infection

 • The name of the disease comes from the Italian word mal'aria, meaning "bad air"

 • Malaria is transmitted to humans through bites by infected mosquitoes

 • The most common time for these mosquitoes to be active is between dusk and dawn

 • Worldwide, there were an estimated 198 million cases of malaria in 2013 and 584,000 deaths

 • Malaria occurs mostly in poor, tropical and subtropical areas of the world

 • Malaria was eliminated from the US in the early 1950s, but the mosquitos that carry and transmit the malaria parasite still remain, creating a constant risk of reintroduction

 • Reported malaria cases in the US reached a 40-year high of 1,925 in 2011

• A malaria vaccine for humans is close to being approved for use in Europe

• An estimated 3.4 billion people in 106 countries and territories are at risk of malaria - nearly half of the world's population 10

 • Annual funding for malaria control in 2013 was three times the amount spent in 2005, yet it represented only 53% of global funding needs

 • Malaria incidence rates are estimated to have fallen by 30% globally between 2000 and 2013 while estimated mortality rates fell by 47%

 • The World Health Organization (WHO) has set out to reduce all malaria cases and deaths by 90% by 2030.



More to come  on malaria... Keep in view!!


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