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Is Malaria deadly than Covid-19?

What is a Malaria?

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable. There are 5 parasite species that cause malaria in humans, and 2 of these species – Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax – pose the greatest threat.

What is covid -19

an acute disease in humans caused by a coronavirus, which is characterized mainly by fever and cough and is capable of progressing to severe symptoms and in some cases death, especially in older people and those with underlying health conditions. It was initially identified in China in 2019 and became a pandemic in 2020.

What is the origin of Malaria?

Human malaria likely originated in Africa and coevolved with its hosts, mosquitoes, and non-human primates. Malaria protozoa are diversified into primate, rodent, bird, and reptile host lineages. The History of Malaria, an Ancient Disease. Malaria or a disease resembling malaria has been noted for more than 4,000 years. From the Italian for “bad air,” malaria has probably influenced to a great extent human populations and human history.

What is the origin of Covid-19?

many health experts believe that the new strain of coronavirus likely originated in bats or pangolins. The first transmission to humans was in Wuhan, China. Since then, the virus has mostly spread through person-to-person contact.

Is Malaria more dangerous than Covid-19?

The answer is a decisive yes. Each year, more than 400 000 people die of malaria – a preventable and treatable disease. An estimated two-thirds of deaths are among children under the age of five.

The 2020 edition of the World malaria report takes a look back at key events and milestones that helped shape the global response to the disease over the last 2 decades – a period of unprecedented success in malaria control that saw 1.5 billion cases and 7.6 million deaths averted. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads rapidly around the globe, there is an urgent need to aggressively tackle the novel coronavirus while ensuring that other killer diseases, such as malaria, are not neglected. The WHO Global Malaria Programme is leading a cross-partner effort to mitigate the negative impact of the coronavirus in malaria-affected countries and, where possible, contribute towards a successful COVID-19 response

What is the finest way to combat Malaria?

The best way to fight malaria is to prevent infection in the first place. WHO recommends that all people living in malaria transmission areas practice protection against malaria. Two common methods are: using insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor spraying.

NB: Early diagnosis and treatment of malaria reduces disease, prevents deaths, and contributes to reducing transmission. WHO recommends that all suspected cases of malaria be confirmed using parasite-based diagnostic testing (through either microscopy or a rapid diagnostic test). Diagnostic testing enables health providers to swiftly distinguish between malarial and non-malarial fevers, facilitating appropriate treatment.

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