Malaria is one of those old diseases that still claims massive lives in the 21st century. The term ‘old disease’ is appropriate in the sense that it has been around for a while now. While others like measles, chicken pox, and polio can be described as ‘old diseases’ but unlike malaria they do respond effectively to medical solutions invented to combat them.
Malaria seems to be stubborn, and claims a significant number of lives especially in developing nations. The problem with malaria is the fact that the parasite keeps mutating, especially when the human host infected does not follow through with their dosage as required among other reasons.
The parasite also travels from humans blood systems to the intestines of the Anopheles mosquitoes. As you know, mosquitoes are tiny insects that fly, and they like areas with stagnant water, where they lay their eggs and at night time come to human residence to such blood when people are sleeping. Yes, they are quite the little vampires, these insects!
One can argue, the best defense against malaria is to exterminate their host (the Anopheles mosquitoes), but these little creatures’ …read more
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