Malaria in pregnancy can be deleterious to the unborn baby. It can cause severe anemia in a mother, or low birth weight, even death in unborn babies. The preventive strategies are mosquito avoidance and preventive drug therapy, as necessary.
World Malaria Day 2019: High grade fever, chills, headache, decreased urine output, nausea, loss of consciousness, vomiting, convulsions, blood in stools, anemia and difficulty in breathing are some of the symptoms of Malaria.
Five countries accounted for nearly half of all malaria cases worldwide: Nigeria (25 per cent), Democratic Republic of the Congo (11 per cent), Mozambique (5 per cent), India (4 per cent) and Uganda (4 per cent). The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 4.35 lakh in 2017.
The World Health Organization's (WHO) 2018 World malaria report, however, in an encouraging note said that India was the only country to report progress in reducing its malaria cases in 2017 as compared with 2016.