Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that is caused by a single-celled parasite called Plasmodium. When malaria parasite enters human body it multiplies within red blood cells, causing symptoms such as fever, headache and might progress to coma in rare cases. You can avoid getting malaria by preventing bites from disease carrying mosquitoes, Anopheles.
The first line of defense against malaria is the personal preventive measures against mosquitoes.
The vulnerable group such as children and pregnant women can be given "intermittent preventive treatment" (IPT) with antimalarial drugs.
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