Parts of the #Ngara district are located above 1,800 meters above sea level 🏔 - and there is a strong connection with #malaria. Because #mosquitoes 🦟 that transmit malaria like to live in warm ☀️ and humid climate. Due to the altitude, however, the climate in Ngara is often cool ⛅️ which is why there are actually relatively fewer cases of malaria there. But for years there have been signs that the altitude threshold for malaria is shifting upwards the mountain. What's the r
If an infection with malaria is existing (testing see previous post), it has to be treated, because untreated it can lead to death. The treatment depends on the type of malaria and the intensity of the disease. In Tanzania, it is differentiated between malaria tropica, malaria tertiana and malaria quartana. In the case of uncomplicated disease, the therapy is carried out with medication. In case of a serious course of the disease or an already advanced disease, it has to be t
I'm not feeling well. What now? - Diagnosis of suspected malaria As you learned in the last post, the symptoms of #Malaria can be very diverse and should therefore be clarified diagnostically. If malaria is suspected, the blood is examined. For our team in #Rulenge, going to the next #Labor is already something ordinary. Cleophasi, our pharmacist, falls ill with malaria almost every four months, her children even more frequently. Microscopic examination is the easiest and mos
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