MALARIA
 
SYMPTOMS OF MALARIA
  • Typically, malaria produces fever, headache, vomiting and other flu-like symptoms.
  • The parasite infects and destroys red blood cells resulting in easy fatigue-ability due to anemia, fits/convulsions and loss of consciousness.
  • Parasites are carried by blood to the brain (cerebral malaria) and to other vital organs. 
  • Malaria in pregnancy poses a substantial risk to the mother, the fetus and the newborn infant. Pregnant women are less capable of coping with and clearing malaria infections, adversely affecting the unborn fetus.