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Malaria is one of the major causes of death amongst infants. Malaria affects children more since they have weaker immune system as they are still undergoing growth and development. It is a parasitic disease caused from a bite by a carrier mosquito. Not all mosquitoes are carriers of plasmodium which causes malaria. It is the female anopheles mosquito that transmits malaria.
This killer disease is mostly common in warm areas. This is because mosquitoes bleed more in such areas as climate is favorable for them to bleed and survive. Thus children are more prone to malaria infection is such areas. Adults are no always spared on that there are fewer cases of adults having malaria infection.
Malaria has various symptoms that one can easily detect. Most parents confuse these symptoms and take them for fever or flue. This is because they share same symptoms. One should always seek medication from a professional doctor before taking on the over the counter drugs. Malaria symptoms take within one week or two to show after infection. Some of the notable symptoms include: