World Malaria Day
25th April is celebrated as World Malaria Day. World Malaria Day was celebrated first in 2008. It aims to build and create awareness on Malaria, its prevention, control and treatment.
What is Malaria?
Malaria is a life threatening disease caused by infection plasmodium protozoa. Transmitted by anopheles mosquito. Malaria occurs in most of the tropical regions of the world. As per WHO in 2018 an estimated 228 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide
Malaria is a killer disease and nearly 4,05,000 people lost their lives in 2018 globally and about 67% of deaths were children under five years.
Symptoms of Malaria
Most common symptoms of malaria are fever, chills, sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, and generalized body aches.
Preventive Measures for Malaria
Malaria preventive measures are
- Use mosquito repellants,
- Use indoor insect sprays,
- Wear long pants and shirts with long sleeves,
- Use a bed net,
- Sit in well-screened area,
- No stagnant water around,
- Chemoprophylaxis for travellers and soldiers.
Let us fight for Zero Malaria.