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Malaria is widespread in many tropical and subtropical countries and is a serious and sometimes fatal disease. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria, but you can protect yourself in three ways. Learn more at: http://www.travel-doc.com

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malaria prophylaxis

Malaria Prophylaxis

Malaria is widespread in many tropical and subtropical countries and is a serious and sometimes fatal disease. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria, but you can protect yourself in three ways.

Malaria is caused by a type of parasite known as plasmodium.

There are many different types of plasmodia parasites, but only five cause malaria in humans.

The plasmodium parasite is mainly spread by female Anopheles mosquitoes, which predominantly bite at night. When an infected mosquito bites a human, it passes the parasites into the bloodstream.

Malaria can also be spread through blood transfusions and the sharing of needles, but this is very rare.

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Malaria Prophylaxis

Mosquitoes cause much inconvenience because of local reactions to the bites themselves and from the infections they transmit. Mosquitoes spread malaria, yellow fever, dengue and Japanese encephalitis.

Mosquitoes bite at any time of day but most bites occur in the evening. Precautions to Take:Avoid mosquito bites, especially after sunset. If you are out at night wear long-sleeved clothing and long trousers.

Mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing, so spray an insecticide or repellent on them. Insect repellents should also be used on exposed skin.

Spraying insecticides in the room, burning pyrethroid coils and heating insecticide impregnated tablets all help to control mosquitoes.

If sleeping in an unscreened room, or out of doors, a mosquito net impregnated with insecticide is a sensible precaution. Portable, lightweight nets are available.

Garlic, Vitamin B and ultrasound devices do not prevent bites.

signs and symptoms of malaria

Signs and symptoms of Malaria

  • High temperature (fever)
  • Sweats and chills
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pains
  • Diarrhoea

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