Factors that Induce Risk for Malaria
- Climatic factors play a huge role in those susceptible to contacting Malaria. Anopheles mosquitoes in Sub-Saharan Africa carrying the Plasmodium falciparum can survive and multiply in temperate and human environments where rainfall is frequent.
- Those adults most susceptible to malaria include pregnant women due to the sharing of the immune system; these women have a high risk of having severe malarial anemia which can contribute to pregnancy complications.
- Those adults that are infected with HIV and AIDS also have a high probability of contracting malaria. Co-infection and interaction between the two diseases have major public health indications.
- Travelers from non-endemic malaria countries and those who were not exposed at childhood also pose high risk to contracting malaria.
Feeling better does not always mean that you are completely free of disease.