Malaria Tests

When a mosquito with malaria bites you, a parasite gets into your blood and destroys oxygen-carrying red blood cells. You’ll usually feel sick within days or weeks. But some parasites can live in your body for a year without problems. The first symptoms of malaria often look like the flu or a virus. Because of this, you may not get help right away. But a delay in treatment can lead to death. Early tests give you the best shot at recovery.

Clinihealth malaria tests give you confidence and reliability at point of care Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. Symptoms include being very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu symptoms.

4 kinds of malaria parasites infect humans:  P. falciparum is the type of malaria that is most likely to result in severe infections and if not promptly treated, may lead to death. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Testing regularly with malaria rapid tests will assist in early detection and treatment and ultimately life saving Globally, the World Health Organization estimates that in 2016, 216 million clinical cases of malaria occurred, and 445,000 people died of malaria, most of them children in Africa. Because malaria causes so much illness and death, the disease is a great drain on many national economies. Since many countries with malaria are already among the poorer nations, the disease maintains a vicious cycle of disease and poverty. If you are travelling to or have travelled to any malaria riak areas and feel any symptoms - best to test early.

GLOBAL MALARIA AREAS
Malaria is endemic in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and in Limpopo (including the Kruger Park and private game reserves which make these provinces so popular with travellers). In KwaZulu Natalmalaria is endemic on the Maputaland coast. So if you are travelling to the far north of South Africa, please consult a heath-care professional for the latest advice on malaria prophylaxis as it changes regularly. City centres like Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town are free from malaria and safe for travellers of all ages.
In the intermediate risk areas of Kosi Bay, Sodwana Bay, Mkuze Game Reserve and St Lucia Lake (not the town of St Lucia and the river mouth), the use of anti-malarial drugs is advisable only for high risk people from October to May. Check with your physician or travel clinic.
In low risk areas no anti-malaria drugs are necessary. In the North West Province and the Northern Cape along the Molopo and Orange Rivers, including the Augrabies Falls and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, malaria is only occasionally locally transmitted. It is not necessary to take anti-malaria drugs when visiting these areas, but precautionary measures to prevent mosquito bites should be taken.

CliniHealth Malaria Tests is a highly reliable certified test. The tests which comes with easy instructions can be carried conveniently. The rapid test simultaneously tests for the fatal strains of PF as well as PV - Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax Using a sample of blood taken easily using our advanced lancet as well as our alcohol swab - tests can be done in under 15 minutes even in remote sites.

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MALARIA FAQ

1Why Choose Clinihealth Tests?
Reliable and inexpensive Convenient and easy-to-understand directions Clear preparation procedures Simple and safe specimen collection directions Comprehensive package of required materials and components Rapid and accurate test results within 10-20 minutes.
2How can malaria be detected?
People with malaria can be treated and cured by eliminating malaria parasites in their blood. Before treatment, anyone who is suspected of having malaria should be tested using a parasite-based MALARIA TEST. For treatment of confirmed, uncomplicated malaria caused by P. falciparum, WHO recommends using the drug artemisinin in combination with another drug (artemisinin-based combination therapy [ACT]), which is usually given as a tablet. Proper treatment of people with malaria will reduce transmission of the infection to others, help eliminate the disease, and help prevent the spread of parasites that are resistant to antimalarial drugs.