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Malaria Awareness Week Continues Its Activities in Oman

Malaria Awareness Week is being observed till April 23 in the Sultanate of . Indigenous malaria has been eradicated totally by the ceaseless efforts of the Malaria Eradication Department of the .

Saif Salim Saif Al Jabery, Regional Incharge, Malaria Eradication Dept. heads the programme in the North Batinah region, says that the government is making efforts to educate and bring awareness to the community about the importance of malaria and the need to be free of this disease with proper preventive measures.

Malaria is an infection of red blood cells. It is caused by a microscopic parasite called Plasmodium. This parasite is spread in the community by the bite of female anopheles mosquito. Symptoms of this disease are intermittent fever, chills, body ache etc. If not treated in time, this disease can be fatal.

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