Malaria is a disease that is transmitted by the bite of the anopheles mosquito who is infected with the parasite. The most common symptoms of malaria are shivering or shaking chills, high fever, sweating, headache and vomiting.
HOW IS MALARIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of malaria is based on the symptoms and a complete physical examination. The general physician may check for enlarged spleen and liver. Blood tests confirm diagnosis. Swelling of blood vessels of the brain, organ failure of kidney, liver and spleen, and low blood sugar are common complications of malaria.
HOW IS MALARIA TREATED?
Depending on the parasite causing the infection certain medications or a medications which contain quinine would be prescribed to patients. In severe or extreme cases hospitalization could be necessary.
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A strict diet and complete rest should also be taken care of along with preventive measures.