Is there a malaria in Debre Zeit?

Malaria is one of the most frequently diagnosed acute illnesses and a principal cause of morbidity affecting all age groups in Debre Zeit. Transmission occurs throughout the year with P. vivax being more prevalent (70%) than P. falciparum (30%).

How bad is malaria in Ethiopia?

The problem of malaria is very severe in Ethiopia and has been the major cause of illness and death (4). It is estimated that 75% of the country’s land is malarious with about 68%–70% of the total population living in areas at risk of malaria (4–6).

Is malaria common in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan countries highly endemic to malaria. Although, recently the burden of malaria was reduced remarkably through public health interventions designed during the Millennium Development Goals, it is still a major public health problem in Ethiopia.

What is highland malaria?

The rains created floods and landslides that swept away homes and inundated thousands of acres of cropland with contaminating floodwaters. Known as “highland malaria” at increased elevations, the disease has claimed more than 750 lives since heavy rains brought floods to the area in early May.

What type of malaria is in Ethiopia?

Plasmodium falciparum
Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax are the dominant parasites responsible for the majority of malaria cases in Ethiopia. The contribution of other Plasmodium species in the country is negligible [5, 8].

Is Ethiopia a malaria zone?

Malaria precautions Malaria risk is present throughout the year in all areas below 2000m including some of the Great Rift Valley Lakes. There is no risk in Addis Ababa. High risk areas: atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine is usually advised .

Why is Highland malaria unique?

Known as “highland malaria” at increased elevations, the disease has claimed more than 750 lives since heavy rains brought floods to the area in early May. Without sufficiently warm temperatures, the malaria parasite doesn’t develop inside the mosquito enough to be transmitted when the insect bites.

Where are the highlands in Africa?

The tropical highlands of Africa, often referred to as an afroalpine ecosystem, exist along the Great Rift Valleys of East and Central Africa, which extend through Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Burundi, and Rwanda. In recent geologic times, glaciers have persisted on Mt. Kenya, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Ruwenzori.

What is the prevalence of malaria in Ethiopia?

The pooled prevalence of malaria among adults in Ethiopia was 13.61%. Subgroup analysis based on types of malaria cases showed that the prevalence of malaria among symptomatic and asymptomatic adults was 15.34% and 11.99%, respectively.

Can you get malaria in Ethiopia?

Malaria is a risk in Ethiopia. Fill your malaria prescription before you leave and take enough with you for the entire length of your trip.

Which vaccine is given in Ethiopia?

The first shipment of the AstraZeneca vaccines produced by Serum Institute of India (SII) arrived in Ethiopia on 6 March 2021 through COVAX, which facilitated the procurement and shipment of the vaccines.

Is Naivasha a malaria zone?

Naivasha is the rift lake situated at the highest altitude (1888 m a.s.l.) of all other rift lakes; this a characteristic ensures that no crocodiles can survive here, and that mosquitos are free of malaria because the Plasmodium parasite cannot adapt to the altitude.