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Malaria In Children
Malaria

Malaria In Children

Children are extremely vulnerable to malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), children under 5 years of age consisted of about 70% of malaria fatalities in 2015. It is therefore important to prevent children from being infected with malaria. They should always sleep under a treated mosquito net to prevent them being bitten by the mosquitoes which transmit malaria. If you have travelled to or from a malaria prone area, watch out for symptoms of the disease in your…
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Medicating Malaria
Malaria

Medicating Malaria

Before visiting a place where mosquitoes and malaria are common, it is recommended that one should take anti-malarial medication. In Kenya, this is available over the counter at local pharmacies. There are different dosage options, but among the easiest is one that is taken in a three by one dose. Consult the pharmacist for details. If preventive methods are ineffective, treatment is possible and simple. Medicine that is available includes chloroquine, quinine, Mefloquine, Clindamycin (Cleocin)and Doxycycline that you probably have…
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Dealing With Mosquitoes
Malaria

Dealing With Mosquitoes

Humans are infected with malaria by being bitten by the Anopheles mosquito. As such, the best way to prevent the spread of the disease is by taking precautions against the pest that causes malaria. Mosquitoes live in stagnant water. To avoid giving them a good habitat, drain all stagnant water around your home whenever possible. If water is stored in containers, make sure that the containers are covered. Cut down all the long grass around your house, because it also…
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