Malaria has long menaced the world, but gains have occurred. Those efforts could now be stymied by budget cuts, however. Here’s how a disease that knows no borders could widen its deadly reach.
Malaria in South Africa is close to being eliminated but to complicate matters scientists have identified a second mosquito transmitting the disease.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
Mosquitoes are controlled by insecticide treated nets to curb the spread of Malaria. The nets which are hung over beds can be reused after serving its purpose.
The gains made towards eliminating malaria in endemic countries is being threatened by insecticide and antimalarial drug resistance.
There’s a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.