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  1. Malaria The disease that kills millions.

  2. What is Malaria? • spread by the Anopheles female mosquitoes • 4 types • P. falciparum, P.vivax, P.ovale, P. malariae • When bitten, parasites put into the blood stream, travel to the liver

  3. Symptoms • chills, fever, pain, aches, headaches, sweating, nausea, coughing, diarrhea, yellowing skin and whites of eyes, kidney, liver failure, bleeding problems, coma, seizures, can reach a fever of 106° • starts to appear 1-3 weeks after bitten

  4. Treatments • Chloroquine and primaquine • Chloroquine also can prevent malaria • with treatment about 15%-20% die • insecticide-treated nets

  5. Statistics • 1,300 cases diagnosed in the USA • poor countries don’t have the knowledge about malaria to prevent it • ¾ of all victims are children • Cerebral malaria will cause death to 93% children affected

  6. Regions Affected • Central and South America • Asia (India , Southeast and the Middle East) • Eastern Europe • South Pacific

  7. Occurrence • 100 countries infected • 40% of world population is at risk • > 80% cases in Sub-Saharan Africa, the worst affected region

  8. Nets For Life Sponsors • Standard Chartered Bank • The Starr Foundation • Exxon Mobil Foundation • Coca-Cola Africa Foundation • White Flower Foundation • Episcopal Relief and Development • Christian Aid

  9. Involvement within Africa • Governments committed themselves to work together as partners and fight the deadly Malaria and halve it by 2010

  10. Children suffering from malaria

  11. Sources • http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1714268,00.html • http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1714089,00.html • http://www.medicinenet.com/malaria/article.htm • http://gis.hhs.gov/website/mrisk9/viewer.htm • http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travel/index.htm#riskareas • http://allafrica.com/stories/200705030013.html • http://www.enduranceandlove.org/images/mdf57295.jpg • http://us.oneworld.net/ezimagecatalogue/catalogue/variations/24723-300x300.jpg • http://www.cbmicanada.org/appeal/D077/assets/s2pic.jpg • http://www.asnom.org/image/442_onchocercose/repartition.gif