Monday, 20 February 2012

Cases of malaria are 50% more than believed

Sun Feb 19 2012

Malaria kills 1.2 million people annually, or about 50% more than it was expected and believed previously. The disease affects most adults and older children, not just adolescents, says a new study.

The good news is that deaths actually have decreased thanks to better medicines and treatment against mosquitoes in ponds. The study of the University of Washington in Seattle. For data collection, the researchers used a method called verbal autopsy. They POLLED relatives of recently deceased patient to determine the cause of death. In many poor countries where there is no health infrastructure, not examine mortality or registration of the reasons is wrong. New research rejects the widespread belief that the majority of deaths from malaria among children under age 5. In 2010 more than 78,000 children over 14 years and 445,000 aged 15 years died of malaria, the two groups constitute 42% of the total number of deaths from malaria.

The mail malaria symptoms are malaise, weakness, anorexia, fever and headache. It is really dangerous disease, which is trasmitted by mosques and hurts about 150-200 millions of people every year.

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