Malaria is a serious public health threat that affects more than 200 million people around the world every year.
What is Malaria?
It is a terrible infectious disease that manifests as high fever along with chills and sweating. It needs to be treated promptly, or it can prove to be fatal. A majority of the cases occur around the equator in tropical and subtropical regions, and it is a particularly dangerous disease in Africa. In fact, visitors to South American, African, Asian and Caribbean countries are strongly urged or even required to take anti-malarial medication before coming to the country, to prevent .-borne
The disease is transferred through the Anopheles mosquito’s saliva when it bites you after it has been infected by various types of . The parasites that affect humans are Plasmodium vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae, and P. falciparum. Those parasites migrate to the liver and begin to , which is when the symptoms begin, about 10-15 days after the initial bite.
Other causes of malaria include:
- An infected mother to her baby at birth ( malaria)
- Organ transplant
- Blood transfusion
- Use of shared needles or syringes
Symptoms of malaria occurring when the infection comes from Plasmodium falciparum include:
This can often result in sugar, shock, spontaneous , and even death. The remaining four species of Plasmodium capable of humans generally cause mild symptoms of the illness.(25-40% of cases), encephalopathy, low blood