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 Chicken odour repulses mosquitoes Noticing that mosquitoes bite humans, but stay away from chickens, Ethiopian scientists are working on a new way to protect humans against malaria. Malaria-proof mosquito may soon be a reality “Malaria Buddy” App launched on World Malaria Day 2016 Gates invests £3 billion to eliminate malaria Mexico approves dengue fever vaccine 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 malaria 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 of malaria can often begin a month or more after the infecting mosquito bite. Drugs taken for prevention are also not 100 percent effective. In Sub-Saharan Africa the important strain of malaria is Plasmodium falciparum, which can cause fatal infections. Learn more about malaria with causes, treatment and prevention advice available here. Take Action Assess Life expectancy » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Join Body Talk » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Five facts you need to know about malaria Malaria, an African story advertisement About malaria Mexico approves dengue fever vaccine Using 'gene drive' to create malaria-resistant mosquito One million Africans to catch malaria from newly-constructed dams Remarkable drop in malaria death rates See All About malaria » All about treatment Gates invests £3 billion to eliminate malaria Slower-than-average malaria declines in Africa Drug-resistant malaria parasite could spread to Africa The cherry on top See All All about treatment » Health tips Malaria - from Natural Standard Malaria: a holiday souvenir? See All Health tips » Real-life-story Malaria: the bug that changed genes See All Real-life-story » All about prevention Chicken odour repulses mosquitoes Malaria-proof mosquito may soon be a reality “Malaria Buddy” App launched on World Malaria Day 2016 Take care against malaria See All All about prevention » Beware of complications Malaria: the bug that changed genes See All Beware of complications » Malaria in South Africa SA on course for Malaria eradication by 2020 Limpopo reports rash of malaria cases Malaria deaths in South Africa climb South Africa makes great progress in malaria control See All Malaria in South Africa » From our sponsors Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Painmaster Microcurrent Therapy provides drug-free pain relief Update on Equazen acquisition by Flordis South Africa 2016 When lice just keep coming back!