The first thing to know about malaria is that it is the most deadly of all the diseases that infect humans.
It is spread through a combination of a person’s saliva, sweat, blood, saliva and faeces, as well as by the bite of an infected animal.
Malaria can also spread through contaminated water and food.
In Australia, it is spread via contact with infected animals such as cats and dogs.
There is no vaccine or treatment available to prevent malaria infection, but there are measures that people can take to help prevent it.
A number of measures are available for preventing malaria infection including: Avoiding contact with animals such at humans or pets.
Using a mosquito repellent.
Wearing a hat, gloves and long sleeves to protect yourself from the mosquito.
Avoid contact with plants or animals that are close to mosquitoes, such as plants such as roses, wild strawberries, lemons and oranges.
Keeping a handkerchief in your pocket, or wiping it down with a damp cloth.
Showering regularly and avoiding standing in water that contains waterborne parasites.
Working in close quarters, or avoiding touching people or animals.
Never wear contact lenses or contact lenses that have a tear-drop-shaped lens.
If you are experiencing any of the above, contact your local health department or contact the Australian Public Health Emergency Service.