Malaria: Ways Of Prevention And Symptoms In Pregnancy.

Malaria is transferred through bite from female anopheles mosquito.

Step to take in preventing malaria in Pregnancy.

  • Pregnant women should take 2 doses of Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) during ante-natal clinic to prevent malaria.
  • Child with fever should be taken to a health facility for proper malaria treatment.
  • Children under five years and pregnant women are at high risk of having Malaria due to low immunity.
  • Malaria when pregnant can lead to lack of blood in the body (Anaemia), still birth and miscarriage.
  • Children under five year and all pregnant women should sleep under treated Insecticide Nets to prevent Malaria.
  • Swing doors and windows with nets should be used in homes.
  • Pregnant woman with malaria should be treated quickly to prevent complications which can lead to death.
  • Babies born of women with malaria in pregnancy may become sick easily because their immunity will be low.
  • Malaria can be reduced by cleaning your homes, cleaning gutters, removing stagnant water near your house.
  • Child with fever should be taken to a health facility for proper treatment of malaria.

Signs of Malaria

  • Vomiting
  • Feeling weak
  • General body weakness
  • Body temperature increase
  • Joint ache
  • Head ache
  • Bitterness of the mouth.

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