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 “Malaria Buddy” App launched on World Malaria Day 2016 Mobile apps are great modern tools that could help in the fight against malaria. The Malaria Buddy App provides info on the disease, how to prevent getting sick and what to do if you think you've got malaria. Gates invests £3 billion to eliminate malaria Mexico approves dengue fever vaccine Slower-than-average malaria declines in Africa Using 'gene drive' to create malaria-resistant mosquito 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 » 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 “Malaria Buddy” App launched on World Malaria Day 2016 Take care against malaria Swaziland likely to be first to eliminate malaria in southern Africa Genetic variations help African children fight 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 The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters!