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COVID-19 Vs Malaria: What Travellers Should Know

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Covid-19 vs malaria

If you’re holidaying in 2020, you need to understand the differences between malaria and Covid-19 symptoms.

According to Sherwin Charles, co-founder of social benefit organisation Goodbye Malaria, when in an endemic area, malaria may pose a more immediate threat than Covid-19.

“Yes, both diseases are potentially deadly, but we must be cognisant of what symptoms to look out for and also remember that, if not treated, malaria can prove deadlier faster and can kill you in a matter of days whereas Covid-19 takes a little longer.”

He shares the symptoms of each.

The most common symptoms of Covid-19 include:

· Fever

· Dry cough

· Tiredness

 

*Source: iol.co.za

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