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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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.

World Malaria Day 2014: How I beat cerebral malaria (Real story)
- Pavitra Sampath
April 23, 2014 at 10:25am
Here is a real story of a girl who survived cerebral malaria.

Chloroquine is now effective against malaria again!
- Editorial Team
April 21, 2014 at 12:38pm
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
April 08, 2014 at 12:31pm
Malaria is a dreaded vector-borne disease that caused around 627,000 deaths in 2012.

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.

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‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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