Malaria is an infectious disease spread by mosquito bites. A person has high fever and feels cold due to malaria. During the rainy season, the terror of mosquitoes increases, so the risk of diseases like dengue-malaria and chikungunya also increases. The risk of malaria is higher for younger children and older people because people are less resistant to disease at this age. You will be surprised to know that every year more than 1 million people in India are suffering from malaria, out of which thousands of people die. Malaria mosquitoes usually bite in the evening. Let us tell you how to prevent malaria and what the common symptoms of malaria are.
What are the symptoms of malaria?
- high fever
- Dizziness and Vomiting
- Body pain and fatigue
- Apart from this, some people also get other symptoms like sweating, chest and stomach pain and cough etc.
How does malaria spread?
Malaria is usually spread by mosquito bites. But at times, malaria can also spread due to some other reasons, such as – The baby born in the womb by the mother can get malaria. Malaria is also spread by blood transfusion of an infected person. In addition, the use of a needle and injection used by an infected person can also spread malaria.
Malaria Prevention Tips
- Keep the windows and doors closed in the evening so that mosquitoes do not enter the house.
- Keep young children and the elderly in mosquito nets in the evening or make some arrangements to drive away mosquitoes in the house.
- Do not use anti-smoke mosquito items like coils, machines etc. in the room of small children. Mosquito nets are the safest option for young children instead.
- In case of fever or body ache, do not take any medicine from you, instead consult a doctor.
- If the fever does not come down for 2 days despite the medication, ask for a blood test and get a malaria check.
- Do not let water accumulate around the house and throw wet garbage daily or hide it.
- Eat healthy and healthy things, which will increase your body’s immunity to avoid the risk of viruses and bacteria.
What to do if malaria fever occurs?
- If a young child or adult shows signs of malarial fever, get a doctor checked as soon as possible.
- If the malaria is confirmed, follow the doctor’s medication and advice completely.
- A person should take complete rest when there is malarial fever. This creates the ability to fight disease in the body.
- If young child or old has malaria, then keep checking fever with thermometer several times daily. If fever has already increased, contact a doctor.
- Malaria patients should drink plenty of water. Due to lack of water in the body, its symptoms will dominate and the disease can be serious.