Malaria death rate, its symptoms, new vaccine and treatment— Malaria statistics 2013 in Asia Pacific, infects about 36 million people and claims around 49,000 lives in the region each year.
Asia Pacific leaders gathered to endorse the creation of an alliance, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) to combat malaria. The endorsement was announced during East Asia Summit on Friday in Brunei.
Asian Development Bank President, Takehiko Nakao said, “Beyond its human toll, malaria’s social and economic costs are devastating in countries where the disease is endemic. Malaria – particularly the emergence of artemisinin resistant malaria -is a major development challenge, requiring strengthened regional collaboration, sustainable solutions and predictable financing,”
A cure for malaria? An experimental malaria vaccine helps protect children for as long as 18 months against the deadly parasite, researchers report.
Treatment of malaria depends on many factors including disease severity, the species of malaria parasite causing the infection and the part of the world in which the infection was acquired.
Symptoms of malaria infection, generally characterized by recurrent attacks with the following signs and symptoms: Moderate to severe shaking chills and high fever.
Scientists say a vaccine against malaria may finally be within reach. So far, a malaria jab has proved elusive. But an experimental vaccine has shown promise in protecting children against the deadly malaria parasite according to NBC News report.
“The company that makes the vaccine, GlaxoSmithKline, says it will move to have it distributed commercially within two years.”