Malaria (the name is derived from mala aria – or ‘bad air’ in Italian – as Ancient Romans believed that swamp fumes produced the illness)
7 – 15 days after an infected mosquito bite
Signs and Symptoms
The first symptoms include:
If not treated within 24 hours, P. falciparum malaria can progress to severe illness with these symptoms:
Laboratory testing of blood samples (rapid diagnostic testing is also available)
Prevention: What Can You Do?
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