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Myth 1: Malaria is caused by bad air.

Fact: Malaria is not caused by bad air, but by the bite of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

Myth 2: You can catch malaria from someone who has it.

Fact: Malaria is not contagious and cannot be spread from person to person like a cold or the flu.

Myth 3: Malaria only occurs in tropical areas.

Fact: Malaria can occur in any region with the appropriate climate and mosquito population, including some temperate regions.

Myth 4: Mosquito repellents are not effective in preventing malaria.

Fact: Mosquito repellents containing DEET or picaridin are effective in preventing mosquito bites and thus reducing the risk of malaria.

Myth 5: Only children get malaria.

Fact: Malaria can affect people of all ages, but children under five are particularly vulnerable.

Myth 6: Malaria can be cured by traditional medicine.

Fact: Malaria can only be cured using antimalarial drugs prescribed by a healthcare professional.

Myth 7: Malaria can be prevented by drinking alcohol.

Fact: Drinking alcohol does not prevent malaria and may actually increase the risk of contracting the disease.

Myth 8: Malaria is not a serious disease.

Fact: Malaria can be a serious and even life-threatening disease, especially in young children and pregnant women.

Myth 9: Malaria only affects people who have never been exposed to it before.

Fact: People who have been exposed to malaria before can still get the disease if they are bitten by an infected mosquito.

Myth 10: Malaria can be transmitted through sexual contact.

Fact: There is no evidence that malaria can be transmitted through sexual contact.

Myth 11: Malaria can be transmitted through blood transfusions.

Fact: Malaria can be transmitted through blood transfusions, but this is rare in countries where blood is routinely screened for the disease.

Myth 12: Malaria can be transmitted through sharing needles.

Fact: Malaria cannot be transmitted through sharing needles, as it is not a blood-borne virus.

Myth 13: Malaria always causes a fever.

Fact: While fever is a common symptom of malaria, not all cases of the disease present with a fever.

Myth 14: Malaria can be diagnosed based on symptoms alone.

Fact: Malaria can only be diagnosed through laboratory tests that confirm the presence of the malaria parasite in a blood sample.

Myth 15: Malaria cannot be prevented if you live in a high-risk area.

Fact: Malaria can be prevented by taking antimalarial drugs, sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets, and taking other measures to avoid mosquito bites.

Myth 16: Malaria can be treated with antibiotics.

Fact: Malaria cannot be treated with antibiotics, as it is caused by a parasite and not a bacterial infection.

Myth 17: Malaria can be prevented by taking vitamin supplements.

Fact: There is no evidence that taking vitamin supplements can prevent malaria.

Myth 18: Malaria can be cured by eating certain foods.

Fact: Malaria cannot be cured by eating certain foods, but maintaining a healthy diet can support overall health and help the body fight the disease.

Myth 19: Malaria is no longer a problem in most parts of the world.

Fact: Malaria is still a major public health problem in many parts of the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Myth 20: Once you’ve had malaria, you can’t get it again.

Fact: While having malaria can provide some immunity to the disease, it is possible to get infected again if bitten by an infected mosquito.

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