5 Common Malaria Myths Debunked!

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infection that has a lot of myths associated with it. Because of them, many travelers are at substantial risk of getting the wrong advice. This blog debunks some of the most basic misconceptions about malaria. It is to help travelers to get the right, qualified advice on how to protect themselves from Malaria.

  1. Malaria isn’t lethal.

It is not true. Not all cases of malaria are lethal of course, in fact, the majority of them are not treated in time, but have the potential to kill you.

2. There is a full-proof vaccine for malaria.

No, there isn’t any full-proof vaccine for malaria. There are several vaccines in development, and modern research looks promising, but they are years from being completely ready yet. But you can rely on antimalarials to protect you while traveling to a malaria-prone area!

3. Malaria and dengue fever are identical.

No, they aren’t. They have comparable initial symptoms and are both contracted from mosquito bites, but they are two very distinct diseases.

4. I’ll be safe from malaria, cause insects never bite me.

Mosquitoes don’t discriminate, and they don’t have preferred to eat out at joints. When they are ready to feed and if you happen to be there, you are their target. It only gets one bite from an infected mosquito to get the disease.

5. I eat or drink this specific item, it will keep the mosquitoes away.

Fizzy tonic water or garlic seems to be part of most of this myth. We have also heard everything from special vitamin supplements to cranberry juice being employed, with a lot of people under the wrong idea that mosquitoes won’t go near them if they smell garlic or are filled with any provided food or drink. It is not correct. Blood is blood, and the mosquitoes are not fussy food critics. No matter what you ate or smell like, they will feed on you if they want to.