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Be Careful Of Malaria Symptoms When Travelling

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“Make sure you visit a travel clinic for advice before you make your journey, as prevention is much better than cure,” said Botha.

“If you have already visited the area and are at risk of contracting malaria, make sure you are aware of the signs and symptoms that could present themselves.”

This is a disease transmitted to humans via the female Anopheles mosquito. The signs and symptoms for uncomplicated Malaria include:


  • Feeling cold and shivering
  • Fever, headaches and vomiting. Young children can have seizures.
  • Intermittent sweating that returns to normal temperature again.


Sever Malaria can only be diagnosed by clinical and laboratory tests of vital organ dysfunction. Symptoms are as follows:

  • Fever and chills
  • Impaired consciousness
  • Multiple convulsions
  • Respiratory distress or deep breathing
  •  Signs of anemia or abnormal bleeding
  • Any signs of organ dysfunction


“Early diagnosis is critical for recovery,” said Botha. “This is a life-threatening disease. For assistance contact emergency services immediately.”

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