Malaria Infections Continue To Remain High Worldwide

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Pune, 12th December 2022: During the Corona pandemic, most viral diseases came under control. However, the global malaria report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the rate of malaria, an insect-borne disease, has remained regular even at the highest level of the threat of the Corona epidemic. Global health systems continue their efforts to eradicate malaria. Compared to 2020, the malaria death rate in India decreased in 2021, according to a report.


An annual malaria report is published by the World Health Organization every year. This year’s report has been released recently. According to it, in 2021, 690,000 deaths due to malaria have been recorded globally. In 2020, the number was reported to be around 6.25 lakh. Although there is a decrease in the number of deaths due to viral diseases like dengue or swine flu, a reduction in the rate of infection has not been seen in the case of malaria. WHO has deemed this matter as “quite alarming.”


The rate of infection of all types of viral diseases remained minimal due to many reasons, such as the preventive restrictions imposed around the world during the Corona period and the restrictions on the gathering of citizens. At this time, it was also explained by various levels of experts that when one virus is effective, the spread of other viruses is somewhat mild. However, the organization has expressed the need to pay serious attention to maintaining the level of malaria infection even during the high intensity of the Corona epidemic.


Due to the tendency of citizens to take arbitrary drugs in recent years, drugs are easily available as there are no strict rules for the sale of drugs. Due to the lack of public awareness about the side effects of drugs, drug resistance is increasing in the last few years. As a result, many drugs appear to not affect the symptoms of the disease or the viruses that cause the disease.


Since malaria is an insect-borne (mosquito-borne) disease, efforts must be made to prevent mosquito breeding. The World Health Organization says the lack of adoption of simple measures, such as the distribution of mosquito nets for protection against mosquitoes, is one of the major challenges in preventing malaria.