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.