• Malaria

    Malaria is a dangerous infection that occurs when an infected Anopheles mosquito bites a person and injects malaria parasites into the blood.

    Symptoms may develop as soon as seven days after arrival in a malaria area – or as long as nine months after leaving a malaria area. Symptoms may be deceptively mild in the initial stages.

    Symptoms include:

    • Body ache
    • Tiredness
    • Headache
    • Cough
    • Fever
    • Diarrhoea


    • Is malaria a real risk – ask one of our professionals at Go Health.
    • Protect yourself against night-time mosquito bites.
    • Apply DEET-based insect repellant to exposed skin.
    • Wear long-sleeved clothing and long pants if you are outdoors at night.
    • Mosquito nets should be used if your bedroom is not screened or air-conditioned.
    • Spray insecticide or burn a coil in your bedroom or tent before going to bed.
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