QUESTION What is the current problem for malaria in Africa? ANSWER Malaria is a particularly severe problem in Africa due to a number of reasons. First of all, transmission in many parts of Africa occurs year round, due to favourable conditions for the development of the mosquitoes malaria requires as its vector. Secondly, the dominant and most widespread species of malaria in Africa … [Read more...]
how can malaria affect our society?
QUESTION how can malaria affect our society? ANSWER There are many ways in which malaria can potentially affect our society, and particularly people living in highly endemic areas for transmission. Most obviously, malaria has a huge burden on health services, as sick people require diagnosis, treatment and sometimes hospital care. These days of illness prevent people from going to work … [Read more...]
How serious is malaria as a disease?
QUESTION: (In conclusion to an earlier question regarding the seriousness of the disease and the way it is likely to affect population vigour if not controlled) - What can the community, the government, individuals (school children, parent, and teachers) do to improve the situation? ANSWER: The best way to improve the impact that malaria has upon populations afflicted by malaria is to … [Read more...]