Why is malaria dangerous?
If untreated within 24 hours of the symptoms showing up...
Last Updated On: Sunday, June 17, 2012
If untreated within 24 hours of the symptoms showing up, it can be a very serious and life threatening disease because of the following complications:
Severe anaemia caused due to the red blood cells being destroyed.
Cerebral malaria: the infected red blood cells block the vessels in the brain and lead to seizures and coma and eventually death if not treated.
Very low BP leading to shock
These symptoms can be more severe in pregnant females, babies and the elderly.