Mosquito Diseases - Malaria Treatment 

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
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Treatment of Malaria

A malaria vaccine is under development but is not available. However, the following prescription drugs can prevent malarial infection and always should be taken with travellers visiting areas with high rates of malaria. The type of medication recommended depends on the rate of resistance to the drug chloroquine in the countries you are living or visiting.

Chloroquine is a treatment of choice for malaria. But it is recommended only in countries where the malaria parasites are not yet resistant to it.

Mefloquine is now being used widely because many malaria causing parasites have become resistant to Chloroquine.

Doxycycline is an antibiotic also effective in suppressing malarial parasites. This drug has one disadvantage. It makes some people hypersensitive to the sun. A hat and sunscreen should be used when taking this drug.

Please consult a doctor for the exact prescription combination, dosage, usage and duration.

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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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