Home > Medical > Malaria Malaria All sections in Malaria » About Malaria » Prevention » Treatment » Complications » FAQs » Health Tips » Malaria in SA » Multimedia » Malaria News » Real-life Story New target in war on malaria Scientists identified a new target in the parasite that causes malaria that will affect the enzyme that the parasite uses to metabolise energy at every stage of its infection. Vaccine capable of eliminating malaria by 2030 US malaria cases hit 40-year high SA to spend over R2bn to fight malaria Report on SA's successful fight against malaria released See All Malaria News » Malaria Overview How is malaria treated? How is malaria diagnosed? What causes malaria? Can malaria be prevented? What are the symptoms and signs of malaria? What is malaria? What is Malaria? Early symptoms are non-specific and can easily be mistaken for those of influenza. Rapid diagnosis and early treatment are important, particularly for falciparum malaria, which is fatal in up to 20 percent of infected people and can kill within 24 hours. Symptoms can begin a month or more after the infecting mosquito bite. Drugs taken for prevention are not 100 percent effective. In Sub-Saharan Africa the important strain of malaria is Plasmodium falciparum, which can cause fatal infections. Take Action Assess Life expectancy » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Join Body Talk » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Malaria, an African story 4 fascinating animal facts advertisement About malaria Malaria See All About malaria » All about treatment The cherry on top Malaria: things you should know Treatment of malaria New drug combo battles malaria See All All about treatment » Health tips Malaria - from Natural Standard Malaria: a holiday souvenir? Centrum tip – Move over, mosquito See All Health tips » Real-life-story Malaria: the bug that changed genes See All Real-life-story » All about prevention The deadliest killer of all Malaria: things you should know Mosquito nets save lives Be malaria safe this holiday See All All about prevention » Beware of complications Malaria: the bug that changed genes See All Beware of complications » Malaria in South Africa Scary facts about malaria Malaria deaths skyrocket in SA See All Malaria in South Africa » From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.