Feared since the days of the Roman Empire, malaria remains a major health problem. This infection is caused by the transmission of a parasite that is carried from person to person by the bites of female mosquitoes. The symptoms of malaria include fever, shivering, vomiting and it also leads to anaemia. If left untreated, malaria can cause coma and death. The scale of the problem is huge – over half of the world’s population lives in areas affected by malaria and nearly 800,000 people a year die from its effects, mostly children under five years of age and pregnant women. Malaria is the world’s leading cause of childhood mortality, killing one child every 45 seconds.
Review this WHO Report on Malaria in India and answer the following questions:
- Summarize the demographic data presented in the report and comment on whether it provides useful data, and how current and extensive the information is.
- What additional demographic data would be helpful to prioritize malaria control efforts in India?
- Identify a minimum of 2 web sites where you could obtain this information.
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