The Chapter “A Treat for Mosquitoes” is taken from Class 5th Environmental Studies Textbook for JKBOSE, and briefs students about diseases caused by mosquitoes. You have already gone through Question Answers of Chapter A Treat for Mosquitoes. In this post, you will find A Treat for Mosquitoes Class 5 Chapter 6 Notes. Let’s get started:
A Treat for Mosquitoes Class 5 Chapter 6 Notes
The chapter “A Treat for Mosquitoes” tells students about diseases like Malaria and Anemia. It also suggests to the young kids the ways to protect themselves from mosquitoes and how to overcome anaemic conditions.
Malaria and its symptoms
Malaria is a disease caused by the bite of an infectious Female Anopheles Mosquito. The organism which is responsible for causing malaria is a protozoan parasite named Plasmodium.
A malarial patient shows the following symptoms.
- Shaking chills
- The general feeling of discomfort
- Headache and Fatigue
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle or joint pain
How do you know if you have Malaria?
The best way for you to know whether you have malaria is to have a blood test. In this test, a drop of blood is examined under the microscope for the presence of malaria parasites. If your blood has malarial parasites then you are infected with malaria.
How to protect ourselves from Malaria.
Malaria is caused and spread by the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito. We can protect ourselves from Malaria by stopping the growth and breeding of mosquitoes or protecting ourselves from mosquito bites. It can be done in the following ways.
- Not allowing water to stagnate in our homes and surroundings
- Filling the pits in our surroundings.
- Water pots, coolers and tanks should be kept clean and dried after every week.
- Fish can be put in ponds as it eats mosquito larvae.
- Kerosene oil should be sprayed on standing water to prevent mosquito eggs to grow.
- A mosquito net should be used to prevent mosquito bites.
- Mosquito repellents like creams, coils, or liquids should be used to protect ourselves from mosquito bites.
What is Parasite
An organism that lives on or inside the body of a bigger organism and takes shelter and food from the body of the bigger organism.
Anaemia – What’s that
Anaemia is a condition where there is less haemoglobin or iron in the blood. It means a condition in which we lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to our body’s tissues.
Symptoms of Anaemia
- Pale or yellowish skin
- Irregular heartbeats
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Cold hands and feet
How anaemia is cured?
The doctor gave medicines which includes iron tablets for the treatment of anaemia. The foods rich in iron like jaggery, amla, green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, cabbage, apple, iron and fish are suggested to overcome the deficiency of haemoglobin or iron in the blood.
What is Haemoglobin
It is a component of blood due to which it appears red.
What are Algae?
Algae are those organisms, or living things, that spread over the entire world and they grow in different shapes, sizes, and colours accordingly.
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