Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by a parasite that usually infects a specific type of mosquito called Anopheles. If you are infected by the disease, you generally have a high fever, chills, hea
dache, nausea, and tiredness, while other signs and symptoms include sweat, chest or stomach pain. Each year, roughly 210 million people suffer from the disease,
with more than 435,000 people dying from the disease. The majority of the people who lose their lives to malaria are young children in the Sub-Saharan Africa.
While the disease is rare in moderate climates, it is still prevalent in humid and tropical countries. Health officials the world over have b
een trying to decrease the occurrence of malaria by dispensing bed nets to help shield people from mosquito bites as they sleep. If you’re traveling to places where malaria is
widespread, you should take preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites by wearing full-sleeved clothing, using insecticides, and sleeping under mosquito nets. Taking preventive medicine is also highly recommended before, during, and following the visit, if you think you are likely to be infected.
Many malaria parasites have now developed resistance to the most common medications used to treat the infection.