An ayurvedic perspective on malaria (Visham jwara): A systemic review
Author(s): Dr. Akanksha Ojha Joshi
Abstract: Malaria is a serious problem in Africa; it accounts for 20% of all child deaths and claims a child's life every 30 seconds. Both the incidence and fatality rates of malaria are rapidly increasing. Vishama Jwara, or malaria, is one of the most common diseases spread by vectors. A female Anopheles mosquito carrying parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium is the vector that carries the malaria protozoa virus, which causes the sickness in humans. An estimated 300–500 million clinical cases of malaria occur globally each year, and the disease is thought to kill 1.1–2.7 million people globally each year. The primary cause of it is Plasmodium falciparum. P. falciparum malaria caused 0.7 million cases and 943 fatalities in India in 2003, according to reported cases of 1.65 million and 0.7 million, respectively.