A Return Of The Magic Bullet Analysis

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Malaria is one of the most prominent public health epidemic worldwide. It’s the leading cause of death and disease effecting half of the world’s population. According to World Health Origination (2013) 3.2 billion people live in areas at risk of malaria transmission in 106 countries and territories. Vulnerable populations such as rural poor, young children and expecting women who are more exposed to infection with the least access to services are at elevated risk for transmission of this deadly disease. The WHO (2013) also estimated 216 million clinical episodes and 445,000 deaths, including an estimated 91% of deaths in 2016 were in WHO African Region. However, in the United States these percentages are increasing with the spread of migrating mosquitoes with the deadly parasite.

In the chapter, A Return of the Magic Bullet the author Cueto main idea is the analyzing of the recent cycle of malaria elimination and control efforts, and he raises awareness to questions about the future of global health. One of the biggest problems Cueto reported is the overreliance on technology, insecticide-resistant mosquitoes
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In addition, he uses an editorial in the Lancet called “Epitaph for Global Malaria Eradication “to explain the growing concern for eradicating the Malaria epidemic, and how the program failed. It describes how the technological was feasible and not sustainable for the campaign to overcome need success. Furthermore, Cueto defines the drug resistance difficulties with Chloroquine the documented biomedical approach since the 1950’s. He explains how another drug Mefloquine developed by The Walter Reed Army Institute of research is not effective with the infected becoming resistant, and these drugs becoming obsolete in prevention in public

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