Malaria Infection Specialist Doctor In Mumbai


The World Health Organization ( WHO ) reported 241 million cases and 627 thousand deaths from malaria in 2020. The malaria parasite is transmitted via the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito.

The two most common species responsible for malaria are Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax. In areas where malaria is consistently present, groups at highest risk include young children ( 6 months – 5 years ), who can develop severe illness, and pregnant women, who are at risk for anemia and delivering low birthweight newborns.

Travelers, with no previous exposure to malaria parasite, are at very high risk for severe disease if infected with Plasmodium falciparum. The initial symptoms in a patient, suffering from malaria, are nonspecific and may include fever, chills, malaise, fatigue, sweating, headache, cough, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, body pain and joints pain.