Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Day 23: Malaraia

Mosquitos, mozzies, or skeeters, whatever you may all them; they are one of the world's leading killers. "Malaria is an infectious blood disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted from one human to another by the bite of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. Malaria symptoms, which often appear about 9 to 14 days after the infectious mosquito bite, include fever, headache, vomiting and other flu-like symptoms. If drugs are not available or the parasites are resistant to them, the infection can lead to coma, life-threatening anemia, and death."

Malaria is preventable and 25% of malaria deaths have gone down since 2000! 91% of Malaria deaths occur in Africa but we know that this can be stopped because malaria was wiped out of the US almost 60 years ago. It can be done and it will be done through mosquito nets, education and vaccinations. It can be done. Wanna help? Check out www.malarianomore.org

Check out how Malaria No More seeks to end malaria in Africa by 2015 and how you can help


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