Written by Saber Najah:
Sherif Ekramy, the Pyramids goalkeeper, underwent medical tests to detect malaria, after being suspected of being infected with it, but the result was negative, in light of the presence of the Celestial Team delegation in South Africa.
Since the mission’s arrival in Pretoria, Ikrami has been suffering from a severe cold and very high temperatures, which prevented him from participating in training during the past days.
In the following context, the Consulto explains the signs of malaria infection, as stated on the webmd website.
Causes of malaria
Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites carried by a certain type of mosquito called Anopheles. When a mosquito bites a person with malaria, it drinks his blood, which contains the parasites. When the mosquito bites another person, it injects the parasites into that person, and this is how the disease spreads.
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Once the parasites enter the body, they travel to the liver, where they multiply. They enter the red blood cells, lay eggs, and multiply until the red blood cells burst, releasing more parasites into the bloodstream.
How does malaria spread?
When a mosquito bites a person with malaria, it drinks their blood, which contains the parasites. When a mosquito bites another person, it injects parasites into that person. This is how disease spreads.
Once the parasites enter your body, they travel to the liver, where they multiply. They enter red blood cells, lay eggs, and multiply until the red blood cells explode. This releases more parasites into the bloodstream. Because it attacks more healthy red blood cells, this infection can make you very sick.
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Symptoms of malaria
Malaria symptoms usually begin about 10 to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Malaria symptoms can include:
– High temperature
– Nausea or vomiting.
– Feeling very tired.
– body aches.
– Yellowing of the skin.
– The appearance of bloody stool.
The difference between malaria and the common cold
Malaria symptoms can be similar to cold or flu symptoms, so it may be difficult to differentiate between them. Additionally, malaria symptoms do not always appear within two weeks.
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