Malaria is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world, especially in the African region. It is caused by the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito infected with plasmodium parasite. This disease has accounted for an estimated 435,000 deaths globally in 2017, and most of them were children under the age of five. The symptoms of malaria include high fever, headache, chills, and flu-like illness. Without proper treatment, malaria can become a severe, life-threatening illness.

The prevention of malaria is through the use of mosquito nets, insecticides, and antimalarial drugs. However, there has been a rise of drug-resistant strains of the plasmodium parasite, making it more challenging to treat the disease. The development of a vaccine against malaria has been slow, but there has been some progress in recent years.

It is essential to control the spread of malaria to prevent the occurrence of this deadly disease. This is why countries and organizations worldwide invest in interventions such as vector control and prompt treatment of infected people. As an individual, taking steps to prevent mosquito bites is crucial, such as wearing protective clothing and using mosquito repellent. Together, we can make significant strides towards the eradication of malaria.