Spread of Diseases
Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. Which protect against Plasmodium vivax malaria found in populations in Africa and of African descent, and particularly West Africa? According to the latest estimates, released in December 2014, there were about 198 million cases of malaria in 2013 and an estimated 584 000 deaths Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites spread to people by infected mosquitoes. There is also a species that causes malaria among monkeys and occurs in certain forested areas of South-East Asia. Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of Earth's total surface area and 20.4 percent of its total land acres. Malaria is preventable and curable. Increased malaria prevention and control measures are reducing the malaria in many places.