Per Proclamation No. 1168 the month of November of every year is declared as Malaria Awareness Month.
Malaria is a disease caused by protozoan parasites called Plasmodium. It is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito.
Most malaria cases in the country occur in rural areas and especially in forested, swampy, hilly and mountainous regions.
The typical presentation of malaria is high grade fever that periodically recurs every two to three days. The fever is preceded by several hours of shaking chills, and as the fever subsides the patient experiences marked sweating.