Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by a parasitic protozoan – Plasmodium. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, fatigue, vomiting and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma or death.
Four kinds of malaria parasites infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae. The disease is transmitted by the biting of mosquitoes, and the symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten.
Ways to Prevent Malaria:
Signs and Symptoms associated with Malaria:
If you are experiencing the above for more than a week with no improvement, it is best that you consult a super specialist at the earliest. A general physician would also do.
Is there a vaccine for Malaria?
Unfortunately, at present there is no vaccine to present malaria. There are only steps to prevent the same. Hence it is important that we are prepared if we are going to an area that has a high incidence rate of malaria. Pregnant women should be especially cautious.