6 march 2009
Malaria is the number one cause of deaths in Africa each year. Malaria damages the heart, lungs, kidneys, and the brain. Malaria is similar to the flu, because they have the same symptoms. Malaria is caused by Anopheles. Forty- percent of Africa is infected by malaria, and at least kills fifteen percent to twenty percent of people each year in Africa(Davis). Children are more likely to die faster than adult’s. Cases of malaria have been found in about one-hundred countries(Packard 15). Malaria has a major impact on Asia, South America, and Central America.
The A. Funestus mosquitoes near the Oliphant River produce offspring annually along the banks of the lower areas, but end up producing malaria. They were attracted to the sites because of the weather they could breed more near the flowing waters. When this happened, the mosquito spread the malaria to the white residents farm lands which lead to the Africans because they had worked on the farms and with the animals. The poor people had caught this more in the early twentieth century, because they had less protection, mainly from their poorly built houses. A health inspector made a plan to help fix all the houses so less people will catch the disease. This is how malaria was created and traveled throughout the world(Davis 108).
Malaria is mainly caused from nature, because when the outside temperature is seventy-two degrees or higher, the parasites transmission is reduced to less than three weeks. When the temperature is twenty degrees celsius or sixty-eight degrees fahrenheit, then, malaria cannot spread or complete its process in the growth of the anopheles mosquito. The social and climate changes in the environment cause malaria to spread with the flow of water.
Malaria is mainly attracted to tropical areas, because the changes and flow of water is always happening in these regions. Malaria is usually found in Asia, South America,...