Malaria control measure

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
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Malaria Control Measures

Biological methods-

  • Use of Larvivorous fishes which feed on mosquito larvae
  • Larvivorous fishes are used to control breeding of mosquitoes in wells and fresh waters
  • Gambusia affinis is a good Larvivorous fish with the following features -

-It has a quick movement and can escape from its enemies

- It is a small fish which does not grow to a big size

- It has no edible value for human consumption

- It can thrive and acclimatized to any type of water

- It reproduces and multiplies in large numbers

Drug Prophylaxis for Malaria for Travellers

  • Drugs like plasmoquine can destroy gametocyte of Plasmodium
  • Mass drug prophylaxis is used to protect from clinical manifestations of the disease
  • Plaudrine can be taken weekly once for prophylactic treatment while staying in endemic areas of malaria.

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camaldina

Thanks for write-pus. Its very informative. You only talked about the treatment of malaria, but what about the treatment/avoidance of the Malaria Relapses, which is very important?

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