Fight the Spread of Cholera and Malaria
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How does disease travel?
- Use the provided Cholera prevention tools to stop the Cholera from infecting the hosts.
- Place the preventions in the order that you think will stop the most Cholera from spreading.
- Some preventions work better than others.
- Imagine you are the leader of a community in Africa that is at high risk for malaria. You have $5.00 budgeted for malaria prevention.
- Keeping your budget in mind, choose a malaria prevention card out of the bin below.
- Place the card in a slot on the wall to stop as many infected mosquitoes as you can from getting to your community.
- Balance how much money you spend with how effective each method is to eliminate all but two infected mosquitoes.
Water-borne transmission: Cholera
Infectious agents spread differently depending on the type of disease. Water-borne diseases, such as cholera, spread through water that has been contaminated by human or animal wastes. This may result from human actions, such as improper disposal of sewage wastes, or weather events, such as floods. Our technologies and behavior can alter the pathways water-borne diseases use to spread.
Vector-borne disease: Malaria
Malaria is a vector-borne disease that spreads through infected mosquitoes. A mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with the disease. It consumes the parasite that causes malaria. The parasite multiplies inside the mosquito and is spread when the mosquito bites a healthy person.