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Malaria Symptoms - Treatment And Prevention

In this article the aim is to point out the various things you should know about Malaria. You will learn what the Malaria symptoms are, should you think you've been bitten, and what treatment and prevention methods are normally advised.

If you're going on holiday or if you're going to be working in malarial areas most travel companies and Doctors will advise what sort of precaution and prevention you will need. Some of preventive drugs can have side affects but it will be certainly worth the risk rather than catching Malaria, and the most frightening thing for most people is that it can take a week before any Malaria symptoms can be detected.

In normal circumstances it's the female mosquito of the Anopheles species that bites someone and then passes on a parasite by the name of Plasmodium. Once this parasite is inside of you it travels in your blood till it reaches the liver, and from there it will enter the blood stream again where it attacks the red blood cells that feed oxygen around our bodies.

Many of the diseases that affect the human body today are bad if not terrible. The last two decades have seen a lot of publicity about Aids with television coverage, and pop concerts yet Malaria goes by without a mention. Each year it is estimated that over 600 million people and children will suffer from Malaria, and at a guess the death rate is something up to 3 million. This figure cannot be accurate as many people that suffer will never even see a Doctor as they live out in poor communities far away from medical help.

For prevention you must get the most up to date information from your Doctor who will advise what precaution as far as different vaccines. You must also make sure you have the right sort of netting for your bedding, and be sure to have some form of replant.

The main malaria symptoms are as follows and this is bearing in mind that you have been bitten by the Anopheles species. Headaches, nausea, fever, vomiting and flu like symptoms. If you do suspect that you have been bitten be sure to seek medical help.

By: Mike Hince