QUESTION My sister has been suffering from fever from past 22 days temperature varying from 102-106 with chills shivering, headache, body pain,nausea and muscle ache but tested negative for malaria. She also tested negative for dengue, swine flu, hiv, and many others. So out of frustration we gave her mefloc 250 and she seems to be responding. She is still having fever that is after 12 hrs of … [Read more...]
Malaria Deaths in Africa
QUESTION How many humans die of malaria in Africa? ANSWER According to the World Health Organization's Roll Back Malaria programme (Roll Back Malaria - Key Facts), 665,000 people died from malaria globally in 2010, with 91% or 596,000 people dying in Africa alone. Eighty-six (86%) of deaths were in children under five years of age. … [Read more...]
Can my 14 day old daughter have malaria?
QUESTION My 14 day old daughter has a body temperature of about 38.3 C and breathes a bit rapidly. Can it be a sign of malaria? ANSWER In newborns, it is sometimes difficult to tell exactly what is wrong. The majority of newborns who get sick after delivery, get an infection (from bacteria, not malaria). WHO and UNICEF have identified the following "danger signs." If the baby … [Read more...]
QUESTION I'm constantly on malaria drugs, fall ill every 2 weeks and always diagnosed with malaria.I'm getting really fed up and need a permanent solution to all of this. I want to live a healthy life and I'm tired of being on malaria drugs. How do I overcome malaria permanently? ANSWER It is very unusual to be reinfected so constantly with malaria. First of all, how are you getting … [Read more...]
Malaria Statistics in South Africa
QUESTION What are the statistics of malaria in South Africa from 2002-2011 for males and females? ANSWER It is difficult to find statistics across time that are detailed enough to distinguish between the sexes. However, I have found a website collates information about malaria in southern Africa specifically, and this link will take you to a figure on that site which shows the number of … [Read more...]
Sterilizing Mosquitoes to Fight Malaria
QUESTION Is it possible to breed mosquitoes in the laboratory and then sterilize them and release them into the environment in order to reduce their rate of reproducing. ANSWER That is a very good question, and indeed efforts to genetically modify mosquitoes in order to control the various diseases they transmit are underway in many laboratories across the world. For almost 15 years, … [Read more...]
What does the goverment do to help malaria?
QUESTION Does the goverment help malaria? ANSWER Many governments around the world assist in controlling malaria. Some countries, like Australia and the United States, used to have malaria transmission occur within their own borders, but through dedicated control programs, have managed to eradicate the disease locally. In these cases, the government coordinated huge programs of draining … [Read more...]
How Many Malaria Deaths in Africa?
QUESTION What is the estimated number of deaths in Africa caused by malaria each year? ANSWER The exact numbers of deaths caused by malaria every year is very difficult to measure accurately, due to difficulties in diagnosis and also failure to report cases. However, the Roll Back Malaria partnership, coordinated by a host of international organisations including the World Health … [Read more...]
Malaria Deaths by Country
QUESTION Where are the most deaths of malaria? ANSWER Over 90% of the deaths from malaria occur in sub-Saharan Africa, and in children under the age of five. According to the World Health Organisation's 2011 World Malaria Report, the countries with the five highest numbers of reported malaria deaths for 2010 are (and number of reported deaths): Kenya (26,017 deaths), Democratic Republic … [Read more...]
Malaria, Hepatitis and Cholera Deaths
QUESTION Up to now how many people died of malaria? Up to now how many people died of Hepatitis A? Up to now how many people died of Cholera? ANSWER It is believed that malaria is singly responsible for the most deaths of humans in history. However, the exact number is impossible to know. Our modern concept of disease as caused by a particular organisms or pathogen is very new, … [Read more...]