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What are the dangers of malaria?

While most malarial parasites need not be fatal, the resulting bouts of fever, shivering etc., can cause a lot of weakness. The plasmodium falciparum parasite, however, can cause serious complications including low blood sugar levels, abnormal accumulation of fluids in the lungs, spontaneous bleeding, circulatory collapse, and shock. It might be even fatal as when it causes the much-feared cerebral malaria - often described as un-rousable coma. Malaria is highly dangerous for the pregnant women the the unborn child, who are likely to develop the more severe cases of malaria. 

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Subha_NIT

Is there any vaccine avaiable for Filaria?

darshani

can we have a anti virus for dengu

Mosquitoes are the number one enemy of public health because they are vectors of a lot of diseases such as malaria and dengue. That's why it is really important that we eradicate them. Numerous studies have been done against mosquitoes. There are insecticides and organic insecticides to kill them.

If mosquitoes can carry and transmit a virus the size of the Malaria virus, why do they not also carry and transmit a much smaller virus called HIV? Medicos poo poo this idea. If the insects don't transmit and carry Aids then should the filtering mechanism be closely studied?

ParasiteRex

First off malaria is a parasite, not a virus. The parasite goes developmental stages within the mosquitos gut. The parasite migrates to the mouthparts of the mosquito to be spread to another person. Viruses don't do this.

aprilgold

what are the symptoms when you have dengue?

You first need to do is go to the hospital first as soon as possible then take some antibiotic medicine. First keep in your mind that clean your home from all poor insect control areas.

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