lola asked in EnvironmentConservation · 11 months ago

Is malaria mostly an environmental issue?

Out of political, economical, social or environmental, which type of issue is malaria MOSTLY. I KNOW it’s Alll of them but if u had to pick one, which would it be?

8 Answers

  • 9 months ago

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  • james
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Environmental. The mosquitos that spread malaria are only out just after dark & just before daylight for most. They breed in small puddles or bodies of water like pots not being turned over & holding water. Not the larger bodies of water. This is why in populated areas police are gave broad powers to walk threw yards. Look for standing water such as a bucket not turned over or such to control malaria & leave a nasty stickum note on your gate. Once outside the city it is much harder to control do to area & puddles hollow trees & such. So imposable to wipe out do to environment they are in. Unless in a tight social surrounding like city's. Were all standing water can be seen. That is were it is social. Not poverty or other.

  • 11 months ago

    It is a social issue. The mozzies will spread the disease anywhere in the world where it is warm enough for them to complete their life cycle.

    Development and implementation of vaccines is a political issue, but it will never result in the elimination of the disease.

  • 11 months ago

    To the extent that it is insect-borne, yes. It can be controlled, although probably not eliminated, by environmentally-friendly means, such as sterile-male release, provided that it is done correctly. Even if it is not, no great damage is done, as males do not bite; they live on plant juices.

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  • 11 months ago

    Malaria is mostly found in country’s that are tropical or subtropical, a parasite spread by mosquitoes. The spread also suggests poor countries or ones with larger poor populations have the bigger issue.

    Central Africa is the current highest risk area for infection.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    good question!!

  • 11 months ago

    Malaria is the mostly effective in environmental issue.

  • 11 months ago

    Madras was one of 22 urban places in India where centrally sponsored urban malaria control schemes were introduced in 1971-1972. Yet since 1970, malaria cases have actually registered a significant increase in Madras. This paper deals with some critical environmental issues facing malaria control schemes. The overall spatial trends and patterns of malaria incidence are illustrated through maps for the years 1975-1981. Areas of high incidence are shown in the northern part of the city which is also traditionally an endemic area. The City Corporation has identified 17 high risk divisions accounting for 75% of the total registered cases in the city. High risk areas were found to be related to environmentally deteriorating areas such as high density, older, residential areas, slums and squatter settled areas along stretches of two rivers and a canal which traverse the city, and the low-lying poorly drained areas scattered over many parts of the city. The typical breeding grounds and sources of major vectors (anophelines and culicines) are presented. A relationship exists between the density of breeding sources (of Anopheles stephensi), such as private and public wells (in use and in disuse), overhead tanks and cisterns, and malaria cases. Field observations were made in detail in four selected high risk areas. Each area presents different environmental, epidemiological and human (social) factors in understanding malaria resurgence situation and demand different types of control measures. The problems of implementation of urban control schemes are found to be political, administrative, economic, social as well as environmental in nature. The persistence of malaria problems in the city has been attributed to slackening of malaria eradication measures, rapid urban growth and deteriorating environmental conditions with sewage, drainage and sanitation programmes lagging far behind the plans. The advantages and drawbacks of various antimalaria (mostly larval) measures in practice are presented. Biological and chemical control methods of malaria seem to provide only temporary control of the vectors. Some of the problems and constraints faced by Madras City Corporation in enforcing public health measures are discussed. The study also points out that environmental improvement, management techniques and health education, including raising the public awareness and cooperation, involvement and participation at neighbourhood/community levels in a meaningful way, have a long way to go in achieving permanent vector control and eliminating the reservoir of infection.

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