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Malaria Alert: Symptoms and Prevention of Malaria (World Malaria Day)

  By posted Apr 25th 2013
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Malaria Alert: Symptoms of Malaria



A 16-member committee of the Indian Council of Medical Research have declared that the actual number of malaria deaths in India on an average is 40,297, around 40 times higher than present estimates. Malaria menace is widespread and it is best to check for malaria symptoms and prevent it.

As defined by Mayo clinic, “Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Malaria produces recurrent attacks of chills and fever. Malaria kills an estimated 1 million people each year worldwide.”

If a person is suffering from Malaria, he/she will have recurrent attacks with the following symptoms which one experiences within 10- 4 weeks after bitten by the mosquito:

 

  • Severe or moderate chills
  • High fever
  • Heavy sweating as body temperature falls
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Loose motions

In some cases the parasite causing malaria can stay dormant for months.

Other common symptoms:

  • Dry cough.
  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Enlarged spleen.

Infection caused by P. falciparum parasite is usually more serious and may become life-threatening. It is imperative that you consult a doctor as soon as you experience these symptoms.

Prevention Of Malaria

  • Avoid mosquito bites by wearing full sleeves clothes.
  • Use mosquito repellent cream.
  • Use insecticide-treated mosquito nets.
  • If you are travelling to a mosquito infested area carry preventive medicines along. Talk to your doctor before the journey.
  • Stay inside after sunset in mosquito infested area.
  • Spray insect repellent indoors around sleeping areas.

 

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