Malaria is a life threatening disease, which is transmitted through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito that is a carrier of the plasmodium parasite. Once the parasite enters the body, it travels to the liver where it matures. The parasite matures in the liver within 48-72 hours and infects the red blood cells. Malaria is common in tropical and subtropical climates. Shaking chills, high fever, continuous sweating, a feeling of nausea, headache, convulsions, anemia, and diarrhea, pain in the muscles, coma and blood in stool are a few symptoms of malaria. Congenital malaria occurs when the mother suffering from malaria passes it to her baby at birth.
HOW IS MALARIA DIAGNOSED?
Most cases of malaria develop in people who travel countries where malaria is more common.