Every time you get a runny nose and fever, it’s not flu. There may be some other reasons associated with it. It can be malaria too which occurs when a mosquito with Plasmodium bites you. A lab test for that malarial parasite is done by making thick and thin smears to detect them.
Q. Can malaria seriously affect health?
Yes, if it is not identified and treated at an early stage, it can even cause death.
If your blood slides show a negative result, you may not be infected with a malarial parasite. If the test shows up as positive in the films, the diagnoses will be malaria and you will need to go through a treatment for it.
If you get fever along with other malarial symptoms