Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 24: malaria

It's the small things that often have the biggest impact. Malaria, though such a small thing, has a huge impact on its host, claiming the life of a child every minute. "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 has been in this race a lot longer than we have and it's time we join in this race that can be won.

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