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No blind eye to malaria 毋忘瘧疾

(added on 2010/04/23)

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Data source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group


Malaria poses a major public health threat in South-east Asia. The map shows the population (in millions) exposed to malaria in 2006. As depicted by the graduated colours, more people are at risk to malaria in Indonesia and Vietnam. Separately, the size of the net symbols reflects the number of mosquito nets available in each country in the same year. Proper use of the nets is an effective vector control measure which protects people from the bite of infected mosquitoes at night.


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Vector Control of Malaria 瘧疾的媒介控制

Malaria is a preventable and treatable vector-borne infectious disease. Vector control is one of the preventive measures for malaria. Two important practices for vector control are the introduction of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and performing indoor residual spraying. One of the targets stated in the Global Malaria Action Plan is to implement these vector control methods appropriately to 80% of people at risk from malaria by 2010. The observation of World Malaria Day on 25th of April since 2008 aims to recognize global efforts for meeting the targets articulated in Global Malaria Action Plan.


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