Malaria

Malaria is transmitted by the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Falciparum malaria in particular represents a serious public health problem as it may cause severe and fatal infections. Clinical Features The early clinical features of malaria are non-specific and include fever, chills, myalgia, arthralgias and headache. These may resemble the early stages of other febrile illnesses. Patients are hence advised to see their family doctor especially if they have fever and have been to/living in malaria-receptive areas (areas with known...

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