Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite.
It is transmitted to humans through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito.
Once an infected mosquito bites a human, the parasites multiply in the host’s liver before infecting and destroying red blood cells.
A healthy guide to avoid Malaria this Monsoon:
- Never allow water to stagnate in your house, contaminated water is an evil. This is the place where mosquitoes breed.
- Ensure that there are no puddles or pools of water in or around your house you’d be alarmed at how quickly mosquitoes breed in small pools of water in buckets or flower pots in and around the house.
- Opt for light-colored clothes as dark-colored outfits tend to attract flies & mosquitoes which also increases the risk of being bitten
- Fever that persists for more than 3 days should be reported to a doctor at the earliest. It’s always recommended to conduct a blood test for common monsoon ailments
- Make sure that you are sufficiently hydrated at all times
- ensure that children keep away from tempting roadside eatables like Bhajiyas, Wada Pav, Golas, Pani-puri etc.
Symptoms of Malaria
Joint and Muscle Pain
Prevention tips for Malaria
Use a mosquito repellent
Use a bed-net while sleeping
Wear full-sleeves clothes to avoid mosquito bites