Malaria is a disease that is caused by a parasite found in a Female Anopheles mosquito. The infected mosquito bite passes on the parasite that multiplies in the liver and destroys red blood cells. This serious disease is quite common in tropical and subtropical regions like India and Africa. Each year, around 210 million people are infected and about 440,000 die from the disease.
○ From mother to child
○ Through blood transfusion
○ By sharing needles
The signs of malaria show up 10 to 15 days after infection, many of these symptoms are similar to those of influenza. They include:
Severe symptoms / Complications due to Malaria
You can reduce the chance of contract malaria by decreasing contact with mosquitoes. Here’s how:
Creating a mosquito-free zone
Preventing mosquito bites
Malaria can become active 10-15 days after an infected mosquito bite. In case of infection, early detection helps in providing quick and correct treatment.
Metropolis offers a range of tests for an accurate diagnosis of Malaria:
- Platelet count, MP smear reflex QBC/Antigen (If negative)
- Vivax & Falciparum
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