Malaria in Developing Countries : The Elusive Silent Killer
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SubjectMalaria vaccine; Malaria--Prevention--Equipment and supplies; Mosquito nets; Malaria in pregnancy; Center for Disease Control (U.S.)
Malaria is the most prevalent disease in Asia, Africa, Central and South America. Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that is spread to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The disease is a major health problem in tropical and sub tropical countries and the CDC estimates 300 -500 million new cases of malaria each year which results in the death of more than 1 million people. The most vulnerable to malaria infection include children less than five years of age, pregnant women and individuals with little resistance to malaria. Our study in this area is centered on the challenges involved in the prevention and cure of this disease as well as the opportunities now available in combating the spread of the malaria disease.
Advisor: John N. Gitua