What is malaria?
Malaria is a type of fever which is caused by four type of parasites.
1) Plasmodium Vivax
2) Plasmodium Falciparum
3) Plasmodium Ovale
4) Plasmodium Malariae
As the malaria parasites enter the blood stream they infect and destroy red blood cells. Destruction of these essential cells leads to symptom of malaria.
What is ‘Symptoms of Malaria’?
Malaria is manifested by many symptoms and most common symptom of malaria is
a) Fever with Chills (Rigors- Shaking Chills),
c) Sever bodyahe,
d) Vomiting/ Nausea,
e) Malaria may cause anemia & Jaundice (Yellowness of skin)
f) Infection of P. Falciparum may cause Kidney failure, coma & death,
g) Loose motion etc…
keeping mosquitoes from biting you, especially at night
taking antimalarial drugs to kill the parasites
eliminating places around your home where mosquitoes breed
spraying insecticides on your home’s walls to kill adult mosquitoes that come inside
sleeping under bed nets – especially effective if they have been treated with insecticide, and
wearing insect repellent and long-sleeved clothing if out of doors at night
What is Tests for Malaria in India?
Peripheral Smear for Malarial Parasite
Rapid Malaria Antigen Test.
What is treatment of Malaria?
It is better to consult your family doctor as soon as you get fever with chills & body ache. Early treatment help to avoid complications of malaria.