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World Mosquito Day 2023: How the Mystery of Malaria was Solved by Sir Ronald Ross?


World Mosquito Day 2023: Worldwide, people observe 20 August as World Mosquito Day every year. It is the day that celebrates the discovery of Sir Ronald Ross who was a British army surgeon. He contributed a lot and was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his discovery. The observance of World Mosquito Day is a way to pay tribute to Sir Ronald Ross. He discovered that there is a relationship between Malaria and Mosquitoes in 1897. He found that when a female Anopheles mosquito bites human beings, it transfers the malaria parasite into their body. 

World Mosquito Day 2023: Meaning of Malaria

The word Malaria comes from an Italian word mal’aria means spoiled air but many critics disagreed with this notion.

History of World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day 2023:Malaria is an ancient disease. It is long back in other civilizations also in which people had to face severe fever and many had lost their lives.

In 1897, in Secunderabad, Ronald Ross who was born in Almora, India, discovered on 20th August that Malaria is caused due to a parasite. He was also honoured for his discovery. He actually explained and showed how the parasite causes the disease in the blood and leaves people infected. He discovered that the cause of Malaria is a protozoan parasite which belongs to a genus Plasmodium that is a female mosquito species named Anopheles. 

Significance of World Mosquito Day 2023

World Mosquito Day plays a vital role in making people aware about the preventive measures that can be taken to get rid of Malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that has taken the lives of many people. 

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This makes people conscious towards their surroundings that it must be clean. Moreover, the dump off sites should be covered with no water nearby. This day ensures the safety of the people.

Approved vaccine of Malaria

Till date if there is any vaccine that is approved and is used to prevent Malaria as short term protection are RTS, S, AS01 and PfSPZ. The WHO approved the former one in 2021 in the month of October.

Theme of World Mosquito Day 2023

World Mosquito Day 2023: Every year the theme of World Mosquito Day changes. This year in 2023, it is yet to be disclosed.

World Mosquito Day 2023: Symptoms of Malaria

The symptoms appear almost 10 days after the person gets infected.

  • Patient suffers from high fever and sweat.
  • Severe headache.
  • Chest pain can occur.
  • Problem in breathing.
  • Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

What is the Cure of Severe Ailments?

At present, the populace suffer from several diseases, out of which many do not even have a cure. The only one Who can help not only in getting rid of 84 lakh births but also in making people healthy through true devotion is Supreme God Kabir Sahib Ji.  In Gita Ji, it is mentioned one should know Him (The Supreme Power) to be indestructible/immortal from whom this whole visible world has pervaded. Moreover, no one is capable of destroying this Immortal.

Gita Adhyay 2 Shloka 17

“Avinaashi, tu, tat,viddhi, yen, sarvam, idam,tatam, 

Vinaasham, avyyasya, asya, na, kashchit, kartum, arhati ||17||

In addition to this, Atharvaveda Kaand no. 4 Anuvaak no.1 Mantra no. 7 says that the Supreme God Kabir is the Father of the Universe and doesn’t betray like Kaal :

“YaH – atharvanm’ – Pitram’ – Devbandhum’ – Brahspatim’ – namsa – av – ch –gachchhaat’ – tvam’ – vishwesham’ – janita – yatha – saH – KavirdevH – na – dabhaayat’ – swadhavan’ |

He, Who is unchanging i.e. eternal, Father of the universe, the real companion of the devotees i.e. the basis of the soul. He is, as it is, Himself Kavir Dev i.e. in different languages. He is also called Kabir Parmeshwar. In this Mantra, it has also been made clear that the name of that God, who has done all the Creation, is KavirDev (God Kabir).” To know more download Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj App.

World Mosquito Day 2023 Quotes

  • Following the true path of Spiritualism works as a cure for vulnerable diseases.
  • Incurable diseases can be cured by taking the refuge of Supreme Power Kabir Sahib Ji.
  • “Stay clean, keep your surroundings clean to fight against Mosquitoes.”
  • “Take vows to keep surroundings clean to maintain healthy citizenry.”
  • The more we worship the Supreme God Kabir Sahib Ji, the more we will remain far from ailments.

FAQs: World Mosquito Day 2023

Que:- Why is World Mosquito Day celebrated?

Ans:- World Mosquito Day is  celebrated to honour the discovery of Sir Ronald Ross who discovered the cause of Malaria.

Ques:- When is World Mosquito Day in 2023?

Ans:- World Mosquito Day is on 20th August 2023.

Ques:- What is the origin of the word Malaria?

Ans:- Malaria comes from an Italian word mal’aria means spoiled air.

Ques:- What is the Theme of World Mosquito Day 2023?

Ans:- The Theme of World Mosquito Day 2023 is It is yet to be disclosed.

Ques:- What is the cause of Malaria?

Ans:- A female mosquito species named Anopheles is the cause of Malaria.

Ques:- Is there any vaccine for Malaria?

Ans:- RTS, S, AS01 is used as a short term antidote for treating Malaria.

Ques:- Who discovered Malaria?

Ans:- Sir Ronald Ross discovered the Malaria parasite in 1897.

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