Malaria is the cause of about 800,000 deaths every year. This makes it the deadliest disease in Africa and the second deadliest in the world. Of all cases, 90% are in sub-Saharan Africa where it is the biggest cause of death. On average, a child dies of Malaria every 30 seconds worldwide.
The staggeringly high death toll causes a massive economic toll due to lost days of work and the loss of investment and tourism. The good news is that the disease is preventable thanks to a newly formulated coating created here at Vectorcide International Ltd.
Usually, patients will survive malaria after 10 to 20 days of illness if the symptoms are found early enough. The earliest signs include headache, sore muscles or a lack of energy. Unfortunately, these common symptoms make it easy to misdiagnose the disease as a simple case of heat exhaustion or flu.
The early symptoms are followed by a high fever which transitions into chills after a few hours. This cycle will repeat itself within four days.
After a person has been bitten by a parasite-carrying mosquito the symptoms can develop anytime once six days have passed. The precise incubation period varies depending on the type of malaria parasite carried by the mosquito. It also determines the severity of the disease.
No-one is immune to malaria and even you people in peak physical condition can be killed by a serious infection. At its worst, the disease affects the brain and kidneys leading to the possibility of anaemia, coma and death.
This is the reason as to why it is the leading cause of death in the Africa region and is even deadlier for young children. Children are most at risk of malaria as their bodies would not have grown to be used to the fighting against malaria. This also includes pregnant women as they are also ones at risk.
How many cases are there each year?
In 2009, malaria deaths were responsible for 781 thousand deaths worldwide and there were 225 million cases according to statistics from the World Health Organization. Despite the severity of these numbers, they were significantly smaller than the 233 million cases and 985 thousand deaths in 2000.
Efforts to combat the disease have resulted in seven countries becoming completely malaria-free. This follows large-scale efforts to eradicate the disease which began in 1955 and by 1972 20 countries had already been declared free of malaria.
The reason for the decline in malaria-free countries is that the disease saw a resurgence during the 1980s and 1990s and the number of countries without it dropped to only four.
How can malaria be fought?
Over the years a great deal of time, money and effort has been spent on malaria research. Most of this has been spent trying to develop a cheap vaccine. Unfortunately, none of the researched products has been given the green light for general use.
While efforts to develop a vaccine continue, the disease has mostly been limited by efforts to reduce the mosquito population. One method is to locate ditches commonly used by mosquitos as a breeding ground and fill them in so that they become unsuitable.
When the spread of the disease cannot be limited, efforts are made to identify and treat patients before it becomes too late. The spread of the disease can also be tracked geographically and localised efforts can be made in advance to try and combat it.
This, however, requires African countries or the public health within the area to fund for the filling in and is proven to be costly requiring a lot of manpower. To combat this, we at
Vectorcide have come up with an application which kills malaria breeding grounds once it has begun formulated within minutes.
Vectorcide Larvicide Granules
This new application only requires you to throw granules into standing water and on impact with the water, it disperses and activates within the water targeting mosquito larvae killing them within seconds.
Due to this, it has significantly minimised the cases of Malaria thus leading to lower deaths per year within the area and surrounding places.
For those who are away from the breeding grounds or don’t know where it is located, we at Vectorcide also have the others covered as we have developed a paint that can be applied to interior walls and ceilings in houses and offices killing the insects.
The coating contains ingredients which are found to kill mosquito once it touches the surface. This significantly lessens the malaria mortality rate.
The coating is cost-effective as it lasts a year and only requires a litre for an average family-sized room. Best of all, it has been tested, revised and further developed for 6 years and is not only proven to kill mosquitoes but also does not containt any toxic materials. It does not give off any smell or fumes and is 100% safe for both people and animals and is 99% effective for 12 months.