Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite.
It is transmitted to humans through the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito. Once infected, the host’s liver serves as a multiplying environment for the parasite before they infect and destroy red blood cells.
Malaria symptoms can be classified into: Uncomplicated and Severe Malaria.
Symptoms progress through cold, hot and sweating stages
More commonly, sufferers get
In severe malaria, clinical and laboratory evidence shows signs of vital organ dysfunction. Symptoms of severe malaria include:
Severe malaria can be fatal without treatment.
Diagnosis & tests
We strongly advise clinical confirmation of the malaria parasite through laboratory testing before receiving any malaria treatment. This is because other diseases often have symptoms that are similar to malaria.
Your hospital should conduct the test first and only treat for malaria if the test results are positive. Uncomplicated malaria can be treated as outpatients without requiring admission.
You can usually prevent getting malaria by
If you happen to have any malaria symptoms, please avoid self-medicating. Ensure you see a doctor and share this post!
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