Malaria is a deadly disease that is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium. A person may fall prey to this disease if a female Anopheles mosquito carrying this parasite bites him/her. Cases of this problem occur in India throughout the year, but this disease wreaks havoc during rainy season.
As rainy season would be here in two months or so, you should be ready with your shield to protect yourself from the malaria attack. Recognizing symptoms & taking right prevention measures is crucial if you wish to counter this epidemic. So, let’s take a look at the same in this article.
Malaria has a wide spectrum of symptoms and a person may start experiencing the signs of this disease after seven to 30 days of getting bitten from an infected mosquito. Malaria symptoms are classified as uncomplicated & complicated (severe)and are described below.
Symptoms of uncomplicated Malaria
Symptoms of complicated Malaria (severe)
Want to prevent malaria? Make sure to avoid a mosquito bite! Below mentioned are the points that can help you in avoiding a mosquito bite.
Make sure to fill & cover all pits as well as other breeding places.
Do not let water storage occur in tyres, pots, air coolers & tanks. Regularly clean (once a week) all such articles to prevent mosquito breeding.
Put larvivorous fishes like Gambusia or Gruppy in ornamental tanks & fountains.
Spray chemical pesticides such as Abate in potable water.
Moreover, if you are planning to travel during a malaria breakout, then learn about the risk of getting infected at the place where you wish to travel. Also, don’t forget to take advice from a doctor before travelling. If you are aware of some other better ways to improve malaria prevention, then please share your ideas with us in the comments.