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World Malaria Day

April 25, 2009

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The Red Cross has a history of helping people around the world. World Malaria Day is one of those initiatives.

Malaria is a deadly parasitic disease that transmits from mosquitos to humans. It can be life-threatening if infected and untreated. This endemic disease continues to affect over 300 million people globally, resulting in one million deaths – 90 percent of which are children.

Education provides people with an understanding of the disease, how it is transmitted, and awareness of the symptoms.

Preventive care provides people with resources to protect themselves.

Treatment provides services to monitor, evaluate, and care for those infected.

You can HELP.

Visit these websites for additional resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

World Health Organization

Visit www.redcrossnca.org for more information.

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