Ways Of Transmitting Malaria?
Is malaria contracted by a virus
Good evening Mega, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Malaria is a disease that spreads through the bite of a mosquito infected with a parasite called Plasmodium sp. So it's not a virus, it's a parasite. This Plasmodium will be further divided into several types, namely: P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae, and P. knowlesi. Each of these plasmodiums shows different subtypes of malaria.
Among the risk factors for a person to get malaria are:
Living in malaria endemic areas Visiting malaria endemic areas Do not use mosquito nets or insect repellent lotions
Symptoms of malaria are:
Fever Cold sweat Chills Headache Muscle pain Diarrhea Bloody stools
Malaria treatment will differ depending on the type of malaria experienced and this type of difference can be determined through a thin-thick blood test. If left untreated, malaria can cause dehydration, decreased blood pressure, brain infections, severe anemia and organ failure. If you want to know more, click on the following link to our article on Malaria. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa