Malaria Mozambique

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Malaria in Mozambique

Learn more about the risks of Malaria in Mozambique and how to prevent it

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a serious and infectious disease that's known to plague mainly Africa (including South Africa), third world countries and in other countries within tropical climates. Malaria is generally transmitted from the bite of a female (Anopheles) Mosquito that is already infected with protozoan parasite species belonging to genus Plasmodium.

When the Malaria parasites enter the humans blood stream, it travels straight to the liver where they reproduce and continue to mass multiply in cycles. These parasites then attack the red blood cells producing symptoms like excessive sweating, chills, fevers, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, which can eventually lead to falciparum malaria (like Cerebral malaria) if untreated. Falciparum malaria can develop problems to the central nervous system, liver and kidney failure, bleeding problems and can lead to death.

Symptoms of Malaria can typically show only after a month of been infected, depending on the Malaria Specie, the individuals health and if those individuals had taken antimalarial medications as prevention. Milder Malaria infection (P. vivax and P. ovale) symptoms typically occur suddenly on a 48 hour cycle. Malaria treatment should be taken seriously and done with immediate effect at your nearest hospital if you've been in a Malaria Area recently and / or are experiencing these symptoms.

Is Mozambique a Malaria area? Do I need to take Malaria Tablets?

Yes, Mozambique as a whole is a Malaria risk Area / Country. We recommend you take precautions and visit your nearest Doctor (you now need a prescription for Malaria Tablets) to prescribe you with what's recommended before you leave for Mozambique. Be prepared and take other Prophylactics like Insect Repellent sprays, Mosquito Coils, light long sleeve tops and bottoms to further prevent bites.

Below are some frequently asked questions about Malaria and what Malaria Tablets is recommended.

The Information below is merely a guideline for those who want to familiarise themselves with some of the Anti-Malaria Tablets. There are a lot of things to consider, but ultimately, you & your doctors are going to have to make the final decision with regards to which Anti-Malaria Tablets to take.

Whats the best Anti-Malaria Tablets to take? Can I still catch Malaria if I take Anti-Malaria Tablets?
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