Why is there no malaria in Florida?

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asked Jul 17, 2022 in Diseases Conditions by close2thee (1,060 points)
Why is there no malaria in Florida?

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answered Jul 22, 2022 by Markbob (5,690 points)
The reason there is no malaria in Florida is because of the mosquito control activities, improved housing including screening, use of repellents, agricultural and other drainage practices, and the use of anti- malarial drugs.

Europe got rid of malaria in the 1970s through a combination of insecticide spraying, drug therapy and environmental engineering.

Since then, it has been mostly imported into the continent by international travelers and immigrants from endemic regions.

The reason there is no malaria in the UK is because of land improvement techniques, antimalaria drugs, and improvements in standards of living at the end of the 19th century were responsible for its decline and eventual disappearance.

The US eliminated malaria in the year 1951.

Malaria transmission in the United States was eliminated in the early 1950s through the use of insecticides, drainage ditches and the incredible power of window screens.

But the mosquito-borne disease has staged a comeback in American hospitals as travelers return from parts of the world where malaria runs rampant.

Malaria is thought to have come from Tropical Africa between 2.5 million to as long as 30 million years ago.

Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite.

The parasite is spread to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes.

People who have malaria usually feel very sick with a high fever and shaking chills.

While the disease is uncommon in temperate climates, malaria is still common in tropical and subtropical countries.

Chloroquine is a medicine that is commonly prescribed to treat malaria.

You cannot buy chloroquine over the counter as it requires a prescription.

In order to purchase or buy chloroquine you require a doctors prescription.

Chloroquine (also known as chloroquine phosphate) is an antimalarial medicine.

It is available in the United States by prescription only.

It is sold under the brand name Aralen, and it is also sold as a generic medicine.

Chloroquine belongs to a group of medicines known as antimalarials.
It works by preventing or treating malaria, a red blood cell infection transmitted by the bite of a mosquito.

Chloroquine, brand name Aralen, is an anti-malarial drug.

It is similar to hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), and is useful in treating several forms of malaria as well as amebiasis that has spread outside of the intestines.

Chloroquine is a member of the drug class 4-aminoquinoline.

As an antimalarial, it works against the asexual form of the malaria parasite in the stage of its life cycle within the red blood cell.

It is concluded that chloroquine administration impairs kidney function, resulting in inappropriate Na+ and Cl- retention.

This effect is likely to be mediated via chloroquine-induced increases in plasma aldosterone concentration and lowering of GFR.

Chloroquine works best when you take it on a regular schedule.

For example, if you are taking it once a week to prevent malaria, it is best to take it on the same day of each week.

Make sure that you do not miss any doses.

Side effects of Chloroquine include.

    headache.
    nausea.
    loss of appetite.
    diarrhea.
    upset stomach.
    stomach pain.
    rash.
    itching.

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