Malaria - Frequently Asked Questions

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Written by Anirudh | Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on Apr 03, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who are more Susceptible to Malaria?

People involved in works like forestry, mining and plantations are highly prone. In addition to that, pregnant women, children and HIV/AIDS affected individuals are vulnerable.

2. Is Quarantining a Preventive Measure?

No. It is not a preventive measure.

3. Is it Harmful to Breastfeed an Infant when Taking Anti-malarial Drugs?

No conclusive evidence is available in this regard. However, small amount of drugs pass to the infant through milk, which aren’t harmful.

4. What is Malaria’s Natural Reservoir?

Chimpanzees and gorillas

5. Can Children and Infants be Administered with Anti-malarial Drugs?

Yes. However, all drugs cannot be given.

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