Malaria

How do you know if you have Malaria?

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a mosquito infectious disease of humans and other animals. One million people die from malaria each year and that's a lot. Did you know that somebody dies every minute from malaria?

How does someone get Malaria?

Someone gets malaria by getting bitten by a infected female Anopheles mosquito. The mosquito introduces the parasites from the mosquito saliva into a person's blood. That is how somebody gets malaria.

What are the signs and symptoms of malaria?

The signs and symptoms of malaria are fever and flu-like illnesses including shaking, chills, headache muscle aches and tiredness. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, yellow coloring of eyes and skin. Those are some things that may occur if you have malaria.

What parts of the world at risk of getting malaria?

Some parts of the world that are at risk of getting malaria are Asia, Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa.

What are some ways that malaria can be prevented?

Malaria can be prevented by sleeping under long lasting insecticide- treated bed nets.