Malaria in pregnancy - Symptoms

Malaria manifests as an acute illness with hotness of the body, chills, joint pains and generalized body malaise. In pregnancy, these symptoms may not be quite obvious since the malaria parasites may hide in the placenta and only cause slow developing symptoms. These may include feeling tired due to a low level of blood hemoglobin, on and off fever and slow growth in the baby. Sometimes women may develop preterm labour or loss of foetal movements.

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