Malaria

Malaria is an infectious disease that is caused by mosquito-borne plasmodium parasite which infects the red blood cells. It’s one of the deadliest diseases in India. There’s no vaccine for malaria yet and immunity occurs naturally through repeated infection. Common symptoms are fever, chills, vomiting, nausea, body ache, headache, cough and diarrhoea. If untreated, it can lead to complications like jaundice, dehydration, anaemia, brain malaria, liver failure and kidney failure. Children, pregnant women, and the elderly – anyone with decreased immunity is at a greater risk.

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World Malaria Day 2014: Acute kidney failure due to malaria (Real story)
- Shraddha Rupavate
April 25, 2014 at 10:45am
Malaria can kill you if not diagnosed at the right time. Here's a true story of complication due to malaria

World Malaria Day 2014: Unplanned construction work leading to malaria increase
- Editorial Team
April 24, 2014 at 05:00pm
April 25 World Malaria Day Unplanned construction activities, setting up of new industries and increased migration were leading to an upsurge in …

World Malaria Day 2014: WHO calls for greater investment to check malaria
- Editorial Team
April 24, 2014 at 04:53pm
  April 25 World Malaria Day With three out of four people being at risk of malaria in South-East Asia region, World Health Organisation today …

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- Saumya Saraswat
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मच्छर मानवता के लिए एक बड़ा गंभीर खतरा है। मलेरिया, …

Top 5 promising researches in malaria treatment, prevention and control
- Shraddha Rupavate
April 23, 2014 at 03:11pm
From the possibility of malaria vaccine to treating deadly complications, check out these promising malaria research.

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World Malaria Day 2014: How I beat cerebral malaria (Real story)
- Pavitra Sampath
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Here is a real story of a girl who survived cerebral malaria.

Chloroquine is now effective against malaria again!
- Editorial Team
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An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new …

6 common malaria symptoms
- Sameer Jha
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Malaria is a dreaded vector-borne disease that caused around 627,000 deaths in 2012.

How is malaria treated?
- Pavitra Sampath
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Here are the treatment options you have in case you are suffering from malaria.

‘I was worried I was going to give my baby malaria’
- Debjani Arora
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A real mother shares her apprehension about the time when she was afflicted with malaria during her pregnancy.

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