The Winter season is at its last stage. However, this season is majorly responsible for an increase in the number of mosquitoes because of the cool weather. These mosquitoes then cause various deadly diseases like Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya and even Zika. Here we are going to talk about the symptoms and how to prevent Malaria.
Firstly, let’s understand, “what is Malaria?”. Malaria is caused by a parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Malaria produces recurrent attacks of chills and fever and can be a life-threatening disease if not treated at an early stage. Only female mosquitoes spread the Malaria parasites.
When a mosquito bites a person who already has Malaria, it draws the person’s blood, which contains the Malaria parasites. Upon biting its next victim, the mosquito injects the parasites into that person. This is how the disease is spread.
For most people, the malaria incubation period is between 10 days to 4 weeks after the bite from the infected Anopheles mosquito, although a person may feel ill as early as 7 days after the infection, or as late as several years later. The malaria incubation period will vary depending on the type of Plasmodium parasite responsible for the infection.
While the disease is uncommon in temperate climates, Malaria is still prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries. World health officials are trying to reduce the occurrence of Malaria cases by distributing bed nets to help protect people from mosquito bites as they sleep.
Signs and Symptoms of Malaria – As the malaria parasites enter the bloodstream, they infect and destroy red blood cells. Destruction of these essential cells leads to fever and flu-like symptoms, such as:
- muscle aches
These initial symptoms are non-specific: in other words, they are self-reported symptoms that do not indicate a specific disease process.
Prevention of Malaria – Malaria is caused by the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. A few preventive measures can keep your kids and family safe from the mosquitoes. Since there is no vaccine available for Malaria, you have to rely on mosquito repellents to stay safe from these insects. Applying just 4 dots of the Goodknight Fabric Roll-On keeps mosquitoes away while outdoors.
Another product from Goodknight that can protect your kids from the deadly mosquitoes are the Goodknight Patches. These are an effective way to keep mosquitoes away from infants for 8 hours. Both these products are made using 100 percent natural ingredients and paediatrician certified.
Lastly, the Goodknight Cool Gel is a cool, non-sticky gel that gives a pleasant fragrance and superior skin feel. Thus, everybody should use the effective and cost-friendly mosquito repellents from Goodknight to stay healthy and protected from vector-borne diseases.