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Quick Guidelines About Malaria Symptoms and Precautions
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 13:53:00 Europe/London
People get infected by Malaria when the female mosquito bites them. But the silver lining is that Malaria is not a contagious disease that can spread from person to person like the flu or cold and is also not sexually transmitted. However, it is still hazardous, and you should protect yourself from it.
The Malaria parasite is present in a person’s red blood cells. This means that it can spread through blood transfusion, during the sharing of needles, and even organ transplant.
It is found in tropical regions, which account for almost 100 countries, including the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Pacific Island, and even South and Central America.
What are the Symptoms of Malaria?
Malaria symptoms can start developing in a human in 7 days at the earliest, but the disease’s incubation period is 7 to 18 days. Sometimes it can take longer than that. They include:
- High temperature
- Extreme cold and shivering
- Severe headaches
- Muscle pains
- In extreme cases, it can also lead to breathing problems and organ failure.
What are the Precautions to Save Yourself From It?
The precautions to save yourself from Malaria are simple and easy. The first and foremost step is to check the area for all the possible diseases that it has and if Malaria is one of them, start with the next steps.
Go to the doctor and tell them about your trip. They will recommend you the best anti-Malarial medication and guide you about the entire medicine course that you will have to follow. There is a lot of anti-Malarial medication present, so do not opt for self-medication at all. Also, wear full sleeves clothes and use mosquito repellent and beware of mosquito bites.
If you are travelling from one place to another, go to the nearest travel health clinic Kingston to ensure you have had your Malaria vaccine. In case you don’t feel right and there are any symptoms developing, it is best to go to the travel clinic and get yourself examined by a doctor there. There are many diseases with similar symptoms, so a doctor will better understand it while it may confuse you.