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Malaria is a protozoal disease caused by infection with parasites of the Genus plasmodium.
Female anopheles mosquitoes
Mode of Transmission - Malaria is transmitted by the bite of infected female anopheles mosquito.
Incubation Period - In some strains the incubation period may be delayed for as long as 6-9 months
Intermittent fever has 3 stages.
1. Cold stage (1/4 to ½ hours) - Head ache, Shivering fever rising rapidly
2. Hot stage (1/2 to 5 hours) - Very hot feeling, severe headache, skin flushed, fever starts falling
3. Sweating stage - Profuse sweating, temperature normal, Enlargement of spleen and secondary anaemia.
Blood smear test
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