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.
- Body ache
- 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.