Malaria is a mosquito-borne blood disease. This is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If the disease is not diagnosed and cured on time, it can be fatal. Malaria can also cause serious complications such as:
What causes Malaria?
A single-celled parasite of the genus plasmodium causes Malaria. The parasite is spread to humans most commonly via mosquito bites.
An individual can also catch malaria from exposure to infected blood including:
Signs and Symptoms of Malaria
The symptoms of this disease typically develop within 10 days to 4 weeks following the infection. Common signs and symptoms of Malaria include:
Risk Factors of Having Malaria
The following are the listed factors of getting the disease:
Areas affected by the disease:
Malaria is found in more than 100 countries, mostly in tropical regions of the world including:
Malaria is not found in the UK. It may be diagnosed in travelers who return to the UK from risk areas.
People who are at risk:
People at increased risk of serious disease include:
In several countries with high malaria rates, the problem is worsened by a lack of access to information, preventive measures, and medical care.
Various cases of malaria can be prevented.
If malaria is diagnosed and treated quickly, it will be easy for someone makes a full recovery. Treatment must be started as soon as the diagnosis has been confirmed.
Antimalarial medication is used to both prevent and treat malaria. The length of treatment will depend on:
In several cases, you might be given emergency reserve treatment for malaria before you travel. This is frequently if there is a risk of being infected with the disease while traveling in a remote area with little or no access to medical care.
Medications for Malaria