Tips to prevent from Malaria
Early symptoms of malaria include a high temperature of 38°C or above, headaches, vomiting, muscle pains, diarrhoea and feeling hot and shivery.
Symptoms typically appear between seven and 18 days after a person becomes infected.
The best way to keep your family safe from mosquitoes at night is to use mosquito nets over your beds. Not only does it ensure 100% protection but is also a chemical-free way to keep mosquitoes at bay.
Close your windows after sunset:
Mosquitoes enter your home mostly after sunset. So, make sure your windows are closed then. You can also consider getting nets made to fit your windows.
Wear full clothes:
Don’t yet jump into the summer clothes. Till the mosquito-based disease period is over, consider wearing light coloured full sleeves/legs clothes.
Keep your surroundings clean:
Ensure your home is mopped every day with excess water around you treated at the earliest.
Use mosquito repellent spray:
Spray the room with an insecticide before entering.
Take right anti-malarial medicines:
Take the right type of anti-malarial medicines for the country you are travelling to. The choice of anti-malarial prevention tablets will also need to take into account your medical history, age and other concurrent medications. You must take them daily or weekly, depending on the medication choice, prior to travel and upon return from the malaria area.