Ghanaians Have Been Urged To adhere To The Preventive Measures As A Bid To Reduce The Rising Cases of malaria in the country.

Speaking at the Palace Temple of the Church of Pentecost in Ashaiman to create awareness about Malaria, Ms. Ruth Abeka, Health Education and Promotions at the Ghana Christian University College said malaria remained a major public health burden in Ghana accounting for 30% of Outpatient department treatment (OPD) attendances and 23% inpatient admissions.She noted that malaria is a

type of disease caused by a plasmodium parasite that could be transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.According to her,malaria is potentially life-threatening parasitic disease which could be very fatal when not earlier or properly treated.“People get malaria when

an infected mosquito bites them and a mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with malaria.She said poor sanitation could play a key role in the cause of malaria in instances such as stagnant waters, poor housing, unkept environments among others.

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