Basic Facts concerning Malaria – Malaria Treatment and the medication Used to Treat It

6 Nov

Malaria could be a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite.

Malaria symptoms embrace fever and flu-like illness, including shaking chills, headache, muscle aches, and tiredness. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may occur. Malaria could cause anemia and jaundice (yellow coloring of the skin and eyes) thanks to the loss of red blood cells. Infection with one type of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, if not promptly treated, could cause kidney failure, seizures, mental confusion, coma, and death.

Each year 350 to 500 million cases of malaria occur world-wide, and over 1,000,000 people die, most of them young children.

The Anopheles Malaria Mosquito.

Where malaria disease is found depends mainly on climatic factors like temperature, humidity, and rainfall. the most areas where malaria disease is found are; Africa, Madagascar, India and South America. Malaria is transmitted in tropical and subtropical areas, where the host mosquito, of the genus Anopheles, is able to survive and multiply. There are approximately 430 Anopheles mosquito species, solely 30 to 40 of that transmit the malaria parasite.

Only in areas where the malaria parasites will complete its growth cycle within the mosquitoes will humans be infected. There are four species of malaria parasite that may infect humans they are; Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae. The time required for development of the parasite within the mosquito (the extrinsic incubation period) ranges from 10 to twenty one days, betting on the parasite species and the temperature.

Malaria management within the us.

In the us during the 19th century, and early twentieth century, malaria was wide spread within the Southeastern Sates. In 1947 a National Malaria Eradication Program was undertaken by thirteen States. The program consisted primarily of DDT application to the interior surfaces of rural homes or entire premises. By the tip of 1949 over four,650,000 houses had been sprayed. This eradication program worked, by 1952, the US was declared free of malaria. Anyone within the US who is currently diagnosed with malaria has sometimes caught the disease while abroad.

Malaria in Africa — the country of Eritrea.

It seems that the country of Eritrea has some success in reducing malaria deaths by eradicating the Anopheles mosquito species. Since 2003 the govt has been distributing pesticide treated mosquito nets and ensuring that these nets are retreated each 3 months. Mosquito friendly habitats are eradicated – changed so the mosquito will now not reproduce. The putting in of local medical clinics where people may be treated for malaria quickly has also been a great help. The malaria mortality rate has been reduced by 85 %.

Remember that where-ever within the world the malaria mosquito species will survive and multiply it’s possible to have a pestilence of malaria.
Pharmaceutical medication.

Pharmaceutical medication are the usual technique to treat cases of malaria. Following are some of the anti-malarial medication utilized in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria.

* Amodiaquine,
* Clindamycin,
* Halofantrine,
* Lumefantrine plus Artemether (Coartem),
* Mefloquine plus Artesunate,
* Sulfadoxine Pyrimethamine plus Artesunate,
* Sulfadoxine pyrimethamine,
* Quinine,
* Tetracycline,

All pharmaceutical medication, when taken, have the chance of inflicting adverse facet effects. Here are the possible unwanted facet effects of Tetracycline.

The facet effects associated with Tetracycline are; blurred vision, diarrhea, dizziness, genital or anal sores, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, anemia, blood disorders, sore tongue, inflammation of the tiny and huge intestines, noises in ears, fluid retention, hives, painful and troublesome to swallow food, feeling dizzy, skin rash and increased sensitivity to bright lights.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in 2006, banned the utilization of all however one brand of Quinine (Qualaquin) thanks to adverse facet effects. some of the usual facet effects of taking Quinine are; diarrhea, chest pain, a pounding heart, blistered skin, cessation of urination, loss of hearing, blurred vision, yellow skin, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, general weakness, mental confusion and purple spots underneath the skin.

More serious quinine facet effects are; cardiac arrhythmias, thrombocytopenia (a decrease in blood platelets that may cause hemorrhage or clotting problems), severe hypersensitivity reactions and death. From 1969 to 2006 there have been ninety three reports, made to the FDA, of people dying from taking quinine.

Following are some pharmaceutical medication used to forestall malaria.

* Atovaquone proguanil,
* Chloroquine,
* Doxycycline,
* Mefloquine,
* Primaquine,

Here could be a list of the possible adverse facet effects of the drug Chloroquine.

Diarrhea, blurred vision, sore throat, loss of hearing, hives, swollen tongue, swollen lips, noises within the ears, itching, respiratory difficulties, seizures, averse to sunlight, bruising, bleeding with no obvious reason, loss of hair, unusual emotional behaviour, loss of appetite, headache, nausea, vomiting and cramps in stomach.

The above 3 examples show that no matter pharmaceutical drug you are taking for malaria you ought to remember that you just could suffer from some adverse facet effects.

The Centers for Disease management and Prevention (CDC) state on their website: “In general, most medication used to forestall and treat malaria are shown to be well tolerated for a minimum of one year or more”. – In other words most of the medication taken by most of the people won’t cause facet effects for up to one year. when one year you’ll expect to suffer some unwanted facet effects. – that in all probability explains why those who live in areas where malaria disease is rife don’t sometimes take the preventative malaria medicines, as facet effects invariably develop over time. Those few who do take the preventative medication usually would like hospitalisation.

Most people, who live in high infestation areas, depend upon being cured by the standard malaria medicines when they contract malaria.

Drug Resistance.

The use of anti-malarial medication over time has another negative impact – drug resistance. 2 of the four parasite species that have developed some resistance to some of the above medication are Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. therefore if you are infected with either of those 2 species the medication you are taking may not be effective in curing your malaria unless they need been tested in an exceedingly laboratory and located to be effective in treating these 2 species.

Yeast Extract.

There is a yeast extract, a by-product of the beer brewing method, that if eaten on a each day is reported, by those that eat it, to scale back the quantity of mosquitoes bites. the idea is that the yeast extract changes your body odour so you are less engaging to the mosquitoes. definitely price attempting and you get the bonus of getting additional B vitamins.

The yeast extract i am referring to is Marmite. There are other yeast extracts like Vegemite from Australia and Cenovis made in Switzerland, plus many copycats. The people i do know start to eat Marmite 2 weeks before their journey when about to Africa. I don’t apprehend if the other yeast extracts can have constant impact.

A Simple Safe Malaria Treatment.

While prospecting for gold within the jungles of Guyana, South America in 1997, Jim Humble accidentally discovered an easy cure for malaria. 2 members of the prospecting cluster went down with malaria disease and there was no malaria medication offered. help was six days away. the sole factor they had was a substance referred to as stabilized oxygen that Jim used to sterilise water. Jim reckoned that as stabilized oxygen kills pathogens in water it appeared logical to assume that it would kill the malaria parasite.

The two men lay in their hammocks shivering from the chills while at constant time they were running high fevers. Their symptoms of malaria included headaches, aching muscles and joints, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.

They felt therefore dangerous that when Jim asked them if they were willing to undertake his – health drink from America – they agreed. Jim gave every man a healthy dose of stabilized oxygen in some water. In one hour the shivering had stopped and the men looked better. Four hours later all the malaria symptoms had gone and they got out from their hammocks and ate a meal.

Throughout his travels within the jungle he treated other people with the stabilized oxygen with some success. Overall the success rate was seven out of ten people were helped.

Thus started Jim’s journey to undertake and find out why the stabilized oxygen solely worked for some of the time and if he may increase the success rate.

For six years from 2001 to 2006 Jim administered thousands of tests each on himself and other volunteers. In all 75,000 people from 5 totally different countries agreed to undertake Jim’s malaria treatment. Slowly with a lot of trial and error the success rate improved till the year 2006 when Jim thought of that his malaria treatment was totally tested and ready to be used by all malaria sufferers.


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