the 'King of Diseases',
continues to haunt and taunt mankind. More than a century
after identification of the causative parasites, and more
than half a century after finding effective drugs and
insecticides, the disease as old as humanity itself, affects more than
500 million and kills more than 3 million people every year. The
dreaded disease is difficult to eradicate and its control is possible ONLY with
coordinated efforts of the general public, healthcare personnel and government agencies.
And with global warming threatening to increase mosquito
density and the spread of other mosquito borne infections
like Dengue and Chikungunya, time has come for
all of us to wake up.
site provides comprehensive information on the history, aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical features,
diagnosis, treatment, complications and control measures of malaria. It also
showcases the malaria control efforts at Mangalore, South India.