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What Do You Know About Malaria's True Costs?

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Of these five countries with the highest number of malaria infections, which have an average per capita income of $1,500 or more? (Check all that apply)
  • Nigeria -- CORRECT -- Average per capita income is $2,400
    42%
     
  • Democratic Republic of Congo -- Average per capita income is $300
    31%
     
  • Ethiopia -- Average per capita income is $900
    30%
     
  • United Republic of Tanzania -- Average per capita income is $1,400
    33%
     
  • Kenya -- CORRECT -- Average per capita income is $1,600
    50%
     
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How much does malaria cost worldwide each year?
  • $5 billion
    31%
     
  • $1.5 billion
    22%
     
  • $12 billion -- CORRECT
    36%
     
  • $900 million
    9%
     
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Which of these facts are true? (Check all that apply)
  • 30 percent the world's population live in malaria-infected areas -- FALSE -- In fact, nearly 60 percent of the world's population live in malaria-infected areas. The WHO estimates 3.3 billion people are at risk.
    68%
     
  • Malaria accounts for 30 percent of school absenteeism in Africa -- CORRECT
    58%
     
  • Malaria infects 100 million people worldwide every year -- INCORRECT -- Malaria infects between 250 and 300 million people worldwide every year. About 91 percent of these infections occur in Africa.
    69%
     
  • An African child dies from malaria every 30 seconds -- CORRECT
    77%
     
  • Families spend about 30 percent of household income on malaria treatment and prevention -- CORRECT
    42%
     
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What insect transmits malaria?
  • Gnat
    0%
     
  • Mosquito -- CORRECT
    90%
     
  • Tsetse fly
    8%
     
  • Horsefly
    0%
     
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Bonus question: This insect infects people exclusively at what time of day?
  • Afternoon, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
    6%
     
  • Twilight, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    48%
     
  • Night, 11:00p.m.-5:00 a.m. -- CORRECT -- Mosquitoes that transmit malaria only bite at night. Day-biting mosquitoes do not transmit the disease. This makes the use of bed nets while sleeping incredibly effective at reducing infections and deaths.
    37%
     
  • Early morning, 4:00-8:00 a.m.
    6%
     
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