World Malaria Day 2022: Symptoms & Preventive Measures
- Updated on 25 Apr 2022
- Days and Festival
- Mautushi Paul
- 4 mins read
In recognition of World Malaria Day, we wanted to share some information about this deadly disease with our readers. Malaria is a serious illness caused by parasites transmitted from person to person through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It can be fatal if not treated, so it’s essential to be aware of the symptoms and take steps to protect yourself and your family from malaria. There are many ways you can help prevent malaria, and on April 25th we urge everyone to learn more about this deadly disease and how to protect themselves from it. Let’s work together to stamp out malaria for good!
Signs and symptoms of Malaria!
1. Malaria can cause a high fever.
Malaria has an associated fever in almost all cases. The fever may be as high as 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.5 degrees Celsius).
2. Malaria can cause headaches and chills.
People with malaria often experience headaches and chills.
3. Malaria can cause nausea and vomiting.
Many people with malaria also experience nausea and vomiting.
4. Malaria can cause extreme fatigue.
Fatigue is a common symptom of malaria. People with the disease may feel exhausted and weak.
5. Malaria can cause loss of appetite.
People with malaria may also lose their appetite. This can lead to weight loss.
6. Malaria can cause chest pain.
Some people with malaria also experience chest pain. This can be a sign that the disease is progressing.
Malaria is a serious disease that can cause a number of complications. In severe cases, the fever may be as high as 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.5 degrees Celsius). Malaria can also cause headaches and chills, nausea and vomiting, extreme fatigue, and chest pain. If you think you may have malaria, see a doctor right away.
5 preventive measures to stop Malaria!
1. Use insect repellent.
One of the best ways to prevent malaria is to use insect repellent. Products with DEET are the most effective, but be sure to follow the directions on the label.
2. Wear long sleeves and pants.
Another good way to protect yourself from mosquito bites is to wear long sleeves and pants.
3. Sleep under a mosquito net.
If you’re going to be in an area where malaria is common, sleep under a mosquito net to protect yourself from bites.
4. Take antimalarial drugs.
If you’re travelling to a region where malaria is common, talk to your doctor about taking antimalarial drugs. These medications can help to prevent the disease.
5. Avoid standing water.
Mosquitoes love to breed in standing water, so avoid standing water whenever possible. Pools, ponds, and ditches are all potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Any complication of malaria is a serious disease that causes fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms. It’s caused by a parasite that is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Malaria can be deadly, so it’s essential to take steps to protect yourself from it if you’re travelling to a region where it is common.
Complications of Malaria!
Seizures are a common complication of malaria, especially in children.
The most severe complication of malaria is death. Malaria can be deadly if it’s not treated properly.
Comas are a rare but severe complication of malaria. They can occur in both adults and children.
4. Kidney failure
Kidney failure is a rare complication of malaria that can occur in both adults and children.
Jaundice is a common complication of malaria in adults. It can cause yellowing of the skin and eyes.
6. Low blood sugar
Low blood sugar is a common complication of malaria in children. It can cause shakiness, dizziness, and confusion.
Anaemia is a common complication of malaria in both adults and children. It can cause fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath.
8. Respiratory distress
Respiratory distress is a rare complication of malaria that can occur in both adults and children. It can cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, and rapid breathing.
Perks of being a healthy kid!
1. You have more energy.
Kids who are healthy have more energy to play and explore. They can run and jump and laugh without getting out of breath.
2. You’re less likely to get sick.
Healthy kids are better able to fight off germs and infections. This means that they’re less likely to get sick.
3. You can learn more.
Kids who are healthy have brains that work better. This means they’re able to learn more in school.
4. You feel happier.
Healthy kids often have good moods and happy attitudes. They’re less likely to get depressed or anxious.
5. You’re more likely to have a good life.
Kids who are healthy are more likely to have a good life when they grow up. They’re less likely to get sick or have problems with school or work.
6. You’re more likely to be healthy when you grow up.
Kids who are healthy are more likely to be healthy when they grow up. This means that they’re less likely to get sick and have problems with school or work.
7. You can have more fun.
Healthy kids can have more fun than kids who aren’t healthy. This is because they can do more things, and they’re not always feeling sick or tired.
8. You can do better in school.
Healthy kids can do better in school than kids who aren’t healthy. This is because they have more energy, and they’re not always sick.
9. You can have a better career.
Healthy kids can have a better careers than kids who aren’t healthy. This is because they don’t get sick as often, and they don’t have to miss work.
10. You can live a longer life.
Kids who are healthy can live a longer life than kids who aren’t healthy. This is because they don’t get sick as often, and they don’t have to miss school or work.
Being healthy is awesome! Keep it up, kid!
Malaria is preventable and treatable, but it still kills more than 400,000 people. Most of these deaths are in Africa, where a child dies from malaria every two minutes. That’s why World Malaria Day is so important – to bring awareness to this devastating disease and the steps we can all take to help prevent it. As parents, we have a responsibility not only to ourselves and our families and the world around us. By taking simple precautions against malaria-like using insect repellent and sleeping under a mosquito net – we can make a real difference in the fight against this deadly disease. Let’s pledge to do what we can on World Malaria Day to make the world a safer and peaceful place to live in.
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