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7 Interesting Facts You Must Know About Malaria

  By posted Jun 30th 2014
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The beginning of monsoon always gives rise to the number of malaria related cases. This mosquito-borne disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Once infected malaria causes symptoms like fever and headache but one must be careful as this disease can be quite fatal and can cause death too.

 

WHO reports that there are 3.4 billion people who are at a risk of contracting malaria every year. Here are some interesting facts about Malaria that you must know to understand this fatal disease better.

 

  • Malaria is rampant in warmer temperature and in humid and moist climates. This is why malaria related cases rise high in monsoon.


  • Did you know that malaria symptoms appear 10 to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito?

 

  • Malaria is not a contagious disease and cannot be transferred by any sexual or physical contact with the infected person. It can only be transmitted by an infected mosquito.

 

  • Pregnant women and newborn babies are usually at a higher risk of contracting malaria.

 

  • Lack of medication can cause brain damage, loss of muscle function, coma or even death.

 

  • WHO recommends anti-malaria bed nets as the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent malaria.

 

  • The most amount of malaria-related deaths (about 90 per cent) occur south of the Sahara in Africa. Therefore one must be very careful and precautious when travelling to this area.

 


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