Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. The disease is common in tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in Africa and South Asia. Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache, and vomiting. In severe cases, it can lead to coma or death. Malaria is caused by a parasite transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
There are four different malaria parasite species (Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae.) and each is capable of causing the disease. First treatment for malaria typically involves taking antimalarial drugs. Therefore, mosquito control and reducing mosquito populations are the most effective ways to prevent malaria transmission. This can be done by using mosquito nets and contacting a local pest control company like Forterra, as well as eliminating mosquito breeding sites.