Malaria - symptom, Treatment of Malaria
This common relapsing fever is endemic in many areas of the world, including India. Malaria is caused by infestation with the parasite Plasmodium, several species of which cause variants of the disease. Plasmodium has a complicated life-cycle, with the Anopheles mosquito as an insect vector (carrier).
Present-day treatment of malaria is complicated by the many drug-resistant strains of the parasite that have emerged due to
Endemic areas where malaria was almost a state of mind are now showing up dangerous forms of the disease that kill swiftly
The common perception of malaria is changing: from a long-standing lingering illness it has metamorphosed into a short-lived, often fatal one.
How Malaria is spread?
A person is infected by the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito when saliva containing Plasmodium sporozoites is
When a mosquito bites an infected human being, it drinks in blood thick with parasite-ridden cells as well, and sets off the
Symptoms of malaria
Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria
Is made on blood tests. Thick and thin slide smears will show up the parasite under direct vision. Special tests have been developed for demonstrating falciparum infection.
Is with anti-malarial drugs, oral or injectable, depending on the type of malaria and state of the patient. Complications of severe malaria require intensive supportive treatment in hospital.
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