Malaria has been in the list of the most dreadful diseases in the country. It is an infectious disease that is mosquito borne. The disease sets in the body of a weak person from the bite of a female anopheles mosquito. It injects a type of microorganism called protists into the circulatory system through its saliva. The dreadfulness of such a disease can be determined by the fact that almost 2000 deaths occur every day. As of recent reports, the total deaths due to this disease are well above 1.25 million. Children under the age group 15 years are the most affected.
The main cause of Malaria is Plasmodium. There exist 5 main parasites of this kind that cause this disease. These multiply and grow in the red blood cells. Those red blood cells that are infected burst out in a very short time, precisely in about 48-72 hours. This can start the disease with a sweating sensation, fever etc. The time span between infection and symptom sensation is called incubation period. Incubation period is about 10 to 15 days. The main symptoms that might be present includes diarrhea, general weakness and muscle cramps.
It is also advised to prevent malaria rather than to cure it. Prevention first begins with educating oneself with disease. Other preventive procedures include protection from bites, regular medical checkup etc.
The list of medicines mentioned below provides an efficient treatment of malaria: