World Malaria Day: Ten indicators of the vector-borne illness...

Malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium, which is spread by the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Malaria can have mild to severe signs and symptoms. Therefore, it will be necessary for one to see a doctor right once and receive the proper care. Ten indications of malaria that you shouldn't overlook were disclosed by Dr. Manjusha Agarwal, Senior Consultant Internal Medicine at Gleneagles Hospitals in Parel, Mumbai, in an interview with HT Lifestyle.

1. High temperature and sweating: Although a high fever can also be a sign of any other illness, it is frequently observed in those who have malaria. Visit your treating physician if you have a high fever so they can propose tests to confirm the malaria diagnosis.

2. Chills: Do you feel cold? It might be malaria, though. It is preferable to be mindful of your symptoms.

3. Headaches and muscle aches: Malaria patients frequently experience these symptoms as well.

4. Fatigue: Do you experience weariness all the time? Can't seem to get your everyday chores done? At such point, it is appropriate to see a doctor. Severe exhaustion may indicate malaria.

5. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea: These are the symptoms that come with many illnesses, including malaria. Vomiting is the act of throwing up food through your mouth, whereas nausea is the feeling of wanting to throw up.

6. Cough: Have you had a recent cough? Coughing making it tough for you to do your everyday tasks with ease? Are you ashamed about that sudden coughing fit? Malaria could be the cause.

7. Fast breathing: Another often overlooked malaria symptom is this one.

8. Abdominal ache: Malaria may be the cause if there is severe stomach pain. Receive a precise diagnosis and course of treatment to control the illness without endangering your health.

9. Blood in the urine: In addition to UTIs, malaria may also be the cause of this.

10. Back pain: Is your mental tranquility being robbed by your back pain? Watch out—it might be malaria.

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