April 25:World Malaria Day

Date: April 26, 2016

mosquito-borne Plasmodium

World Malaria Day is being observed on April 25 every year with the objective to spread the awareness of Malaria and explains that is preventable and curable. The theme for the 2016 World Malaria Day is "End Malaria for Good" The World Health Organisation reported that 21 Nations could be Malaria free by 2020. 

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About malaria:- 

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging to the Plasmodium type. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, fatigue, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later. In those who have recently survived an infection, reinfection usually causes milder symptoms. This partial resistance disappears over months to years if the person has no continuing exposure to malaria.