What You Should Know About Malaria

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Since tomorrow is the bite the bug event insh’Allah, I’d figured I share some facts about Malaria.

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes.

Top ten facts about Malaria

  1. Just one mosquito bite is all it takes for the malaria virus to be transmitted and potentially kill an innocent child or pregnant mother.
  2. Their are over 3 billion people at risk today, most of them in the African region
  3. Although some are under development, no vaccine is currently available for malaria that provides a high level of protection
  4. Five percent of African children are killed by Malaria, about 3,000 a day.
  5. Approximately half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria, particularly those living in lower-income countries.
  6. An African child has on average between 1.6 and 5.4 episodes of malaria fever each year.
  7. Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
  8. The initial symptoms are malaise (not feeling well), low grade fever, body pain or cold like symptoms followed by intermittent high fever.
  9. Malaria costs Africa more than $12 billion in lost GDP every year
  10. The first time Muslims will be united for Malaria in the U.S.A. will be tomorrow insh’Allah =)

What are you waiting for? Go BITE THE BUG!

See you there insh’Allah!

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All praise is due to God. Saad started chillyoislamyo.com and is the lead content strategist. Saad loves writing, marketing, entrepreneurship, basketball, zabihah meat, and wants to make power moves to Jann'ah insha'Allah. Catch Saad on twitter @SaadYo

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