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Don’t Give Malaria a Biting Chance

India is one of the three countries that accounts for 97% of the malaria cases in South East Asia. Malaria, a mosquito-borne parasitic infection, is spread by the Anopheles mosquitoes. It is usually found in the subtropical and tropical climate, where parasites cause it to thrive. Once a mosquito bites you, the parasite causing this disease gets released into the blood stream and becomes mature upon reaching the liver.

Malaria Symptoms to Watch out for

Malaria symptoms take 10 days to 4 weeks to develop after a person is infected. In some people, malarial parasites on entering the body remain dormant for prolonged period and they may not develop symptoms for several months. Some common signs of malaria are:

  • Moderate to severe chills
  • Profuse sweating
  • High fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle pain
  • Anemia
  • Muscle pain
  • Bloody stool

What are the complications?

Malaria can lead to several complications, such as the following, which may be life-threatening:
Complications of Malaria

  • Cerebral malaria – Swelling of blood vessels in the brain
  • Pulmonary edema – Fluid accumulation in the lungs that may lead to breathing problems
  • Spleen/kidney/liver failure
  • A drop in the blood sugar levels
  • Red blood cell deconstruction leading to anemia

Ways to prevent Malaria

Prevention Malaria
There are no vaccines to prevent Malaria but if you are living in a Malaria prone area, then there are some precautions which can be taken and doctors may prescribe some medicines. Some ways to prevent Malaria are:

  • Do not go outside when it is dark outside to avoid mosquito bites
  • Wear long sleeved clothes
  • Use insect repellent with DEET for better result
  • Use mosquito nets while sleeping
  • Avoid malaria prone areas, especially if you are pregnant, very young or very old

At Medica Superspecialty Hospital, we deal with all complex diseases related to internal medicine daily in the OPD and have one of the most advanced ICU/CCU in Eastern India to handle any kind of medical emergency. Medica offers a comprehensive treatment for any disease and has a fully equipped Emergency Department and 24X7 consultant coverage, to provide the best patient care.
For any kind of emergency, contact us at +913366520100 or Internal Medicine: 9874478915

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