World Malaria Day 2018

World Malaria Day 2018 is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April .It recognizes global efforts to control malaria.World Malaria Day allows corporations, multinational organizations and grassroots organizations  globally to work together to bring awareness to malaria and advocate for policy changes.

The theme of World Malaria Day 2018 is, “Ready To Beat Malaria”.

Malaria is caused by plasmodium parasite.It is transmitted in humans through the bite of Anopheles mosquito.After an infected mosquito bites a human, the parasites begin to multiply in the person’s liver. It then goes on to take direct toll on the red blood cells of your body by destroying a good chunk of it.

Symptoms of Malaria :

  • Flu.
  • Fever.
  • Deep breathing.
  • Anemia.

Prevention Tips :

  • Make sure you and your family are protected of the water-borne disease.
  • Make sure your home and surrounding areas do not have any blocked drains or areas where water collects.
  • Unused water left inside coolers also become a good breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Here are 5 effective tips on how to keep mosquitoes away and protect yourself from Malaria.
  • Lavender Oil 
Mosquitoes can’t bear the smell of the lavender flower and oil as it is very strong. Lavender oil can be mixed with citronella and eucalyptus oils and then sprayed to repel mosquitoes.
  • Neem Oil 
One of India’s most prized medicinal plant, neem may come in handy to repel the nasty mosquitoes. Use a few drops in your infuser and spread across the room.
  • Ajwain Seeds
Combine a handful of ajwain seeds with mustard oil, apply it on cardboard pieces and place it in strategic positions in your house to ward off mosquitoes. The strong aroma of ajwain and mustard would help ward of the mosquitoes and prevent insect bites.
  • Garlic
Garlic is again a strong smelling natural ingredients that mosquitoes are not able to tolerate. Extract of garlic has mosquito larvicidal properties, which can be put to keep the mosquitoes away.
  • Holy Basil
Holy basil leaves are known to have properties that may kill mosquito larvae, hence having one holy basil plant at the entry pints of your home may not be a bad idea.