Fight The Mosquito Menace

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Apart from Africa, malaria occurs in Eastern Europe, South Pacific regions, South America and Asia. HIV patients, pregnant women and children below the age of 5 are more prone to the disease. In fact, children aged 5 years and below account for 70% of the deaths worldwide.

The victim starts experiencing initial symptoms such as mild fever and headache within 10-20 days of being bitten. Sometimes, the parasites may remain dormant for a longer period.

What are the common symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Shaking chills
  • Diarrhoea
  • Profuse sweating

In certain cases, especially with children, more severe symptoms could show up:

  • Impaired consciousness
  • Multiple convulsions
  • Severe anaemia
  • Respiratory distress
  • Clinical jaundice
  • Sign of vital organ dysfunction

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