Malaria And Medicinal Support
Malaria caused by the bite of the female anopheles mosquito is a cause of worry in the third world nations as due to the lack of proper medical assistance many people fall prey to this disease.
Until the current millennium there has been no cure discovered for this disease though efforts are going on at all fronts. Though breakthroughs have been achieved the cures are not cost friendly and economical thus necessitating the need for more research.
The third world countries like S. Africa, Ethiopia, along with rural India are the most affected lot.
However due to considerable government backing and World Bank funding there has been a considerable drop in the number of malaria related deaths.
Due to the lack of expensive infrastructure in the countries the most effective way to get past this disease is to nip it in the bud. For this programs and drives have been initiated after a considerable time spent in data collection, weather reports and management of man power and other aspects.
Thus in short eradication of the host i.e. the mosquito will lead to the death of the parasite that causes malaria. However this process is not easy and it requires the collective effort of the government as also the common man to make it work. These eradication programs and drives should have full government backing and should not have and clauses that may hinder the process. Even your health insurance provider can't get involved, yet they can refuse you medical insurance quotes while this is going on.
Eradication is one aspect; however you cannot be safe from the disease if you do not protect yourself and your family. Mosquito prevention programs have been organized to teach people how to safeguard themselves from this disease. Preventive measures include application of insect repellent creams, burning of coils and mosquito mats. People are warned not to entertain any area of stagnant water and immediately notify the authorities if they see such water pools. Municipal personnel are equipped with hand pumps to spray insecticides like DDT where such stagnant water pools are situated. Garbage dumps and drain lines should be properly maintained so that mosquitoes and other disease spreading insects do not have a chance to breed and dispel harm to the common man. Travelers visiting places that are infested by mosquitoes are advised to carry repellents and creams along with anti malarial tablets in case of any eventuality.
It may be seen that through all these barriers this virus still manages to strike a few people thus the common man should be alert for the signs and symptoms that accompany this disease. It should be noted that the malaria virus begins to show its nasty head during the seventh or the ninth day after the person has been bitten by an infected mosquito. Symptoms like high fever and shivering can be expected along with a general feeling of lethargy and fatigue. People returning from places that had a high risk of malaria should consult their physicians in case such symptoms are seen. The malaria virus takes time to grow strong and it may incubate in the human body for up to a year before eventually affecting the person.