Malaria is a very serious disease that is transmitted by the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Malaria symptoms will occur at least 7-9 days after the bite. The symptoms may include the following:
Malaria may cause anemia and jaundice; some infections may cause kidney failure, coma, and even death. Malaria can be prevented by using anti-malarial drugs and a personal effort to prevent mosquito bites by following the following information:
Malarial mosquitoes usually bite between dusk and dawn. To avoid their bites, remain indoors in a screened or air-conditioned area during risk times. If you are outdoors wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, hats, and spray insect repellent on any exposed skin.
Malaria is a serious disease and in some cases may be fatal. If you develop a fever or flu-like symptoms while traveling in a malaria-risk area or after you return home (for up to 12 months) you should seek medical attention immediately.
Some foreign health insurance plans cover the cost for medications to prevent malaria; others will cover the medical costs of treatment in the unfortunate event the insured becomes infected. Please contact our advisers for more information.