Health and hygiene has always been a part of man’s daily routine since ages and its importance has increased with each and every aspect of human development. Disease, most of them is caused due to lack of hygiene. The lesson of practicing proper hygiene should start from an individual, otherwise known as personal hygiene. This will eventually result in good sanitary practices within the house hold and in turn reflects to the immediate surroundings. When every home in a locality becomes successful in this, we see a clean and healthy community.
Even though we cannot completely destroy the disease causing organism of malaria, we can surely stop the spreading of the disease. Malaria is spread by female mosquitoes, which usually lay eggs in still water and multiplies in number uncontrollably. So, to prevent malaria, we should prevent the propagation of mosquitoes, by covering all liquid wastes, drainages and any other sources of standing water. Proper waste disposal and treatment also is very important to complete this task.
Another way is to stay away from mosquito bites! This is not an easy task. But there are several methods that are now available in market, to scare away mosquitoes. Using mosquito nets were the first solution developed during old times. As technology advanced, new products started coming into market which can make your home completely free from mosquitoes. These are mosquito repellent creams that can be applied on the body, coils and mats, and the modern method of putting a fish into still water which feeds on mosquito larvae.
An efficient vaccine for malaria is not yet found, but studies and researches are still going on. Natural immunity is the only way. As medicines for treating malaria is easily available now, it is no longer a deadly disease. Still, if individuals do not give importance to their health and hygiene, there is every chance of malarial death even today.