Mosquitoes are well-known carriers of illnesses. Even in developed countries like the United States, although no mosquito-borne disease is as widespread as malaria. A total of 241 million malaria cases are estimated to have been reported worldwide in 2020, with an estimated 627 000 malaria fatalities. The ten facts about malaria that you should know.
- It is a life-threatening parasitic disease spread by bites from infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Malaria is both treatable and avoidable
- Malaria preys on the weakest members of society: children under the age of five, the poorest and most marginalized people, pregnant women and their unborn infants.
- Malaria in pregnancy is a major cause of death for mothers and young children, killing at least 10,000 women and 200,000 infants under the age of one year.
- Malaria is the third leading cause of death in children aged one month to five years, after pneumonia and diarrhea.
- The first signs of malaria, such as fever, headache, and chills, come 10–15 days after the infective mosquito bite and might be mild and difficult to distinguish from other illnesses. Malaria can escalate to severe sickness and death in as little as 24 hours if left untreated. Reach out for malaria treatment at the first sign of occurrence.
If you have symptoms like chills, fever and sweating, it can indicate infection, so consult your doctor immediately. Get the best Malaria treatment at Bansal Global Hospital