Mini Review - Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
Malaria: A deadly parasitic disease with global impact.
Malaria is a potentially deadly infectious disease caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. The disease is prevalent in many tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, but it also occurs in parts of Asia, South America, and the Middle East. The symptoms of malaria typically appear 10-15 days after infection and include fever, chills, headache, and flu-like symptoms. In severe cases, the disease can progress rapidly, leading to complications such as anaemia, respiratory distress, and organ failure. Children under five year’s old, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to the disease.Author(s): Saleha Begum