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WORLD MALARIA DAY 2021

WORLD MALARIA DAY 2021

 
Despite all the information and knowledge available on the transmission, prevention, and treatment of malaria, it is still a common cause of illness in adults and death in children; especially those under five years. Malaria also affects pregnant women and their babies adversely.
 
Despite all the information and knowledge available on the transmission, prevention, and treatment of malaria, it is still a common cause of illness in adults and death in children; especially those under five years. Malaria also affects pregnant women and their babies adversely.
 
The symptoms of malaria which include fever, weakness, poor appetite, vomiting, abdominal/joint pain are common with other diseases, such that it is over-diagnosed in our environment. More so, it is easy to buy anti-malarial drugs over the counter thus enhancing resistance to common anti-malarial drugs.
 
 
 
Malaria infection can be reduced by adopting preventive measures such as keeping our environment clean and the use of the insecticide-treated net.
 
Practice Exclusive breastfeeding
Breast milk contains many elements that support your baby’s immune system and its ability to fight infections, including malaria.
 
It is advisable to go to the clinic if you have symptoms suggestive of malaria for proper diagnosis and treatment.
 

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