The malaria disease is in most cases very hard to determine as they are cases that it will go through long incubation. However, there are many symptoms of malaria that you should know and help you understand the disease. Majority of the symptoms will be experienced 7 days after one is bitten by an infected mosquito. The incubation period of the malaria symptoms will depend on the kind of parasite that is feeding on the infected person. For instance,It will take
- 9 to 14 days to notice the signs for plasmodium falciparum
- 12 to 18 days for plasmodium vivax and ovale
- 18 to 40 days for plasmodium malariae and
- 11 to 12 days for plasmodium knowlesi.
Variation in the symptoms of malaria is common and many people who get infected xwith the condition have the disease in their body but there are no symptoms. These symptoms will become more severe with time depending on your general body health, the kind of plasmodium parasite that you have in your body and whether you have your spleen. Here are the common signs and symptoms of malaria.
- Delirium and confusion,
- General feeling of illness or malaise,
- Dry mouth,
- Enlarged spleen and
- Muscle or back pain.
As you look at these common symptoms of malaria infections, you should also look at the rare signs of the disease that will occur as or lead to impaired function of brain or spinal cord, loss of consciousness and seizures. Therefore, ther are many symptoms of malaria and you should always visit your doctor and find out the main cause of the symptoms.