School of Health Sciences
Biology: Biomedical Sciences
Watt, Alyssa, "A Pathophysiological, Clinical, and Epidemiological View of Malaria" (2023). Senior Honors Theses. 1315.
Malaria is a parasitic disease that is common among all ages in tropical and subtropical countries. Annually, there are an estimated 3.3 billion people in 97 countries at risk of contracting malaria. Malaria has been a major global health problem throughout history and is a leading cause of death and disease for many within tropical regions. In the past decade, efforts, such advances in medicine and insecticide techniques, have reduced the prevalence of malaria by 50% which suggests that the elimination of this disease is possible. With the prevalence of malaria and recent reduction, it is vital to aid in the research for new eradication methods and new treatments of malaria to continue to reduce and eliminate this disease.