February 21, 2018

Malaria is a serious disease that can be fatal – Prof Mukuolu

Malaria is a serious disease that can be fatal – Prof Mukuolu

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

According to the Director, Centre for Malaria Care, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Prof. Olugbenga Mokuolu, malaria is a serious disease that can often be fatal; hence the need to refrain from describing it as “ordinary malaria.”

Mokuolu notes that malaria is caused by parasites that infect specific mosquitoes and, contrary to what many people might think, it is an infection that can be passed from a pregnant mother to her unborn baby! Read more

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