This informational text resource is designed to support reading in the content area. The article is about a woman, Habiba, who uses a motorbike to travel to families in the villages of Zanzibar to track, test, and treat malaria patients. After receiving a text message about the location of a malaria patient, she travels to the patient and tests the patient's family to see if other family members have malaria. Then, she treats any infected family members with medicine, giving them extra medicine and insecticide-treated mosquito nets, while educating them about prevention of the disease and its transmission.
Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: malaria, mosquito, parasite, Africa, disease, disease transmission, Zanzibar, USAID, text complexity, informational text
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Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Sarah Kahre, Kelly Hered, USAID
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida State University
Access Privileges: Public
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