Malaria sickness in and Treatment

Malaria is caused by the protozoan parasite Plasmodium. Human malaria is caused by four different species of Plasmodium: P. falciparum, P. malaria, P. ovale and P. vivax. Humans occasionally become infected with Plasmodium species that normally infect animals, such as P. knowlesi. As yet, there are no reports of human-mosquitohuman transmission of such “zoonotic” forms of malaria. The malaria parasite is transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes, which bite mainly between dusk and dawn. Malaria is an acute febrile illness with incubation period of 7 days or longer. Thus, a febrile illness developing less than 1 week after the first possible exposure is not malaria.


  •  transmission
  •  life-threatening Conditions
  • Care to be taken
  • Others
  • Influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Pneumococcal vaccines
  • Hepatitis B vaccines for persons at increased risk of hepatitis
  • Protecting from insect bites
  • Over the Counter Drugs
  • Others

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