Malaria is one of the most common vector-borne diseases. When a mosquito infected with malarial parasite bites you, it injects the parasite in your body. Symptoms of malaria usually appear 10-15 days after the mosquito bite. These symptoms may include high-grade fever with chills, headache, body aches, cough and diarrhea. Severe complications are common especially with Plasmodium faciparum malarial parasite. Malaria if not treated timely can lead to many complications mainly in children, pregnant women and older adults. Almost any system of the body can be affected by malarial parasite.
What happens when a mosquito infects you with Malaria?
Malaria and its effects on pregnancy :
Elderly patients are also more vulnerable for malarial complications because of their low immunity.So, it is very important to have early recognition and management of these life threatening complications especially in vulnerable patients. Timely intervention in cases of severe malaria can be life saving .