Anatomy: Malaria (“U.S. vs. Africa”)


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Anatomy: Malaria ("U.S. vs. Africa")
Malaria is a mosquito-borne-infectious disease that is prevalent in tropic and sub-tropic areas of the world. Africa is one of these areas. Annually, there are about 500 million cases of malaria diagnosed and 3 million deaths resulting from lack of treatment. The majority of the 3 million deaths are in Africa and victims are young children. Malaria is associated with poverty and a lack of economic development. The United States has not had an outbreak of Malaria in decades.
The transmission of Malaria can be reduced by preventing mosquitoes from biting. Mosquito netting and insect repellent is readily available in the U.S. and there are even areas in the country that spray to reduce the mosquito...
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