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Malaria, be extremely vigilant during and after vacation

  1. Malaria can quickly kill you. As a tourist, always take malaria pills with you and be well prepared for your holiday when you visit malaria areas and the tropics. Try to avoid tropical diseases. Keep an eye out for malaria symptoms and stay alert if you've already returned from a distant vacation. Sometimes you do not even know that you are infected with the malaria parasite. Malaria can be deadly later on. Where is malaria in the world, what are the malaria areas and how does malaria control work? Quinine was the first medicine against malaria and a vaccine was found in 2015, but it is not yet used on a large scale. In 2020 the WHO will include this vaccine in a vaccination program for children.

The malaria parasite

  1. Malaria is a parasitic infectious disease caused by malaria parasites, which are spread by mosquitoes. Malaria is caused by a malaria parasite, which is transmitted from person to person by a bite of the female malaria mosquito Anopheles. This parasite is a single-celled organism, belonging to the protozoa. So it is not a virus or a bacterium

Symptoms of malaria

  1. So you can be infected without even realizing it. The first symptoms of malaria, such as fever, chills, muscle pain and headache, may only appear 8 to 10 days after the sting

Malaria control with a biological approach with fungi

  1. Moreover, a biological approach to the malaria mosquito seems possible. There are fungi that can eliminate the malaria mosquito within a few days. That is why it is now being investigated how fungi can be introduced in the threatened areas in such a way that the malaria mosquito becomes infected with the fungi in question and die before they can cause more harm. The fungus that does this is the fungus Beauveria Bassiana

End malaria and malaria areas

  1. The malaria mosquito is a tormentor for many people in the world. Good prevention and alertness are absolutely necessary. In addition, many promising means are on the way to combat the malaria mosquito. It is essential that you are well informed about the sensitive areas and take the appropriate measures.

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