We haven’t entered August yet and 83 cases of Malaria have been already registered. Even though Dengue is thought to be more dangerous, the number of Malaria patients is almost double than that of Dengue till now. Both are mosquito-borne diseases and both are fatal if not dealt with accordingly.
In our earlier segment, we busted the myths related to Dengue. Given below are some of the myths attached to Malaria:
Myth: I live in a posh locality, I can’t have Malaria.
Fact: It is a myth that people living in clean areas can’t have malaria. If you have mosquitoes around you, you can’t judge where the mosquito comes from or what infection it contains. So, you always need to be careful.
Myth: It affects everyone equally. So, if my neighbour is safe, so am I.
Fact: Malaria or any other disease does not affect anyone equally. If your immune system is stronger you will be able to cope with it better. The immune system in children and the elderly is weak, so they need better care.
Myth: Malaria and Dengue are same
Fact: Both of them are mosquito-borne diseases but are significantly different than each other. Search for relevant topics on our website for more information on this.
Myth: Eating garlic protects against Malaria
Fact: There is no scientific evidence for this. Garlic doesn’t help if you have been bitten by an anopheles mosquito. But every anopheles mosquito bite doesn’t guarantee malaria and that’s a good thing.
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