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 Health Day 2014: 6 common malaria symptoms
- Sameer Jha
April 08, 2014 at 12:31pm
Malaria is a dreaded vector-borne disease that caused around 627,000 deaths in 2012.

World Health Day 2014: How is malaria treated?
- Pavitra Sampath
April 08, 2014 at 12:27pm
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
April 07, 2014 at 03:44pm
A real mother shares her apprehension about the time when she was afflicted with malaria during her pregnancy.

World Health Day 2014: 6 facts you should know about vector-borne diseases
- Sameer Jha
April 07, 2014 at 09:59am
Every year more than 1 million people die due to vector-borne diseases.

World Health Day 2014: 11 complications of malaria you should know
- Shraddha Rupavate
April 07, 2014 at 09:52am
While each of us suffer from malaria in our lifetimes, for some it can lead to various serious complications.

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World Health Day 2014: 5 ways to save your baby from mosquito bites
- Debjani Arora
April 05, 2014 at 11:13am
Babies can also fall prey to vector-borne disease do you bit to keep them safe.

World Health Day 2014: 10 natural ways to keep your home mosquito-free
- Pavitra Sampath
April 05, 2014 at 10:44am
Worried about mosquitoes in your home? Ditch those chemical repellents, here are 10 natural ways to keep mosquitoes at bay.

World Health Day 2014: Are you prone to malaria? (Quiz)
- Shraddha Rupavate
April 04, 2014 at 08:10pm
Take this quiz and know what are your chances of suffering from malaria

World Health Day 2014: Preventing Vector-borne diseases – ‘Small bite, big threat’
- Editorial Team
April 03, 2014 at 10:31am
This World Health Day – 7 April – WHO is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, with the slogan ‘Small bite, …

Neem and tulsi, effective remedies to keep malaria out of your home
- Kinjal Desai
August 29, 2013 at 05:27pm
With malaria doing the rounds, here are some natural methods to keep yourself safe from the disease.

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