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  1. Malaria By: Alexia Kim April16, 2008

  2. Facts FACTS • Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal dieses caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of misquote which feeds on humans. • About 1,300 cases of malaria are diagnosed each year. • The world health origination estimates that each year 300-500 million cases of malaria occur and more than one million people die of malaria. • For example, In Africa a child dies from malaria every 30 seconds. • Most deaths occur in young children. Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. About 1,300 cases of Malaria are diagnosed in the U.S each year. The World Health Organization estimates that each year 300-500 million cases of malaria occur and more than one million people die of malaria . For example, in Africa a child dies of malaria every 30 seconds. Most deaths occur in young children

  3. More Facts Since many countries with Malaria are already among the poorer nations the disease maintains a vicious cycle of disease and poverty. People get Malaria by being bitten by an infected female Anopheles mosquito.

  4. More Facts • Malaria is one of the most common infectious disease and enormous public health problem. • Although some are under development, no vaccine is currently available for malaria; preventative drugs must be taken continuously to reduce the risk of infection. • These prophylactic drug treatments are often too expensive for most people living in endemic areas.

  5. QUESTIONS • What is Malaria ? • What causes Malaria ? • What bug causes Malaria ? • How many cases malaria are diagnosed in the U.S ?

  6. Answers Answers • Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. • If you are bitten by an infected female Anopheles mosquito. • A female Anopheles mosquito. • About 3,000 cases of malaria are diagnosed with malaria each year.

  7. Pictures This kid has Malaria.

  8. More Pictures The picture on the left is what is looks like in your body and on the right is the mosquito that bites you to get Malaria. This is the Malaria parasites that is in your body.

  9. more pictures All these kids have malaria and they are from Nigeria.

  10. Resources • Facts