Rapid Screening for Malaria and Dengue

How to Avoid Two Deadly Mosquito-borne diseases

Summer is come, and there are many mosquitoes. You may think that mosquitoes are just annoying insects that make you itch. But did you know that they can also transmit two deadly diseases that can kill you? These diseases are malaria and dengue. They have similar symptoms, but different causes, treatments, and complications. In this article, you will learn what they are, how to prevent them, and how to test for them.


Malaria: The Parasite That Can Destroy Your Organs

Malaria is a disease that affects millions of people around the world. It is caused by tiny parasites that enter the human body through the bite of an infected mosquito. The parasites travel to the liver, where they multiply and then invade the red blood cells. This can cause fever, headache, chills, vomiting, and other symptoms.

  • In 2021, nearly half of the world’s population was at risk of malaria.
  • That year, there were an estimated 247 million cases of malaria worldwide.
  • The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 619 000 in 2021.
  • The WHO African Region carries a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2021, the Region was home to 95% of malaria cases and 96% of malaria deaths. Children under 5 accounted for about 80% of all malaria deaths in the Region.

Malaria Symptom

The most common early symptoms of malaria are fever, headache and chills.

Symptoms usually start within 10–15 days of getting bitten by an infected mosquito.

Symptoms may be mild for some people, especially for those who have had a malaria infection before. Because some malaria symptoms are not specific, getting tested early is important. 

Some types of malaria can cause severe illness and death. Infants, children under 5 years, pregnant women, travellers and people with HIV or AIDS are at higher risk. Severe symptoms include:

  • extreme tiredness and fatigue 
  • impaired consciousness
  • multiple convulsions
  • difficulty breathing
  • dark or bloody urine
  • jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin) 
  • abnormal bleeding.


Dengue: The Virus That Can Damage Your Blood Vessels

 Dengue is another disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. It is caused by a virus that infects the human blood. It can cause symptoms similar to malaria, such as fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, and rash. Sometimes, dengue can worsen and cause severe dengue, which is a life-threatening condition that can damage the blood vessels, organs, and brain. Dengue has no specific treatment or vaccine, but it can be managed with supportive care such as fluids and painkillers. Dengue is a global problem that affects about half of the world’s population, especially in tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is more common in urban and semi-urban areas, where mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Dengue is a major cause of illness and death among children in some parts of Asia and Latin America.

It turns out that early diagnosis can facilitate the treatment of patients and prevent the disease from worsening.
Rapid detection of infectious disease viruses in humans by immunofluorescence methodology.


Infectious Diseases Test Item (FIA)

Aehealth provides reagents for testing various infectious diseases for use on Fluorescence Immunoassay Analyzer Lamuno X for the diagnosis and typing of infectious diseases. 

What test items can help you quickly diagnose

Malaria Ag P.F/Pan

Test for P.Falciparum and other plasmodium species

Malaria Ag P.F/P.V

Test for Plasmodium Falciparum and Plasmodium vivax

Malaria Ag P.F/P.V and Malaria Ag P.F/Pan test is a rapid, qualitative and differential test for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum antigen (P.F), Plas Plasmodium vivax antigen (P.V)

and pan malaria (Non-P.f malaria) in human whole blood samples. It is suitable for the qualitative detection of Plasmodiun falciparum antigen and Plas Plasmodium vivax antigen in whole blood sample of people with symptoms and signs of malaria. It can make auxiliary diagbosis for Plasmodiun falciparum and Plasmodium vivax.

Dengue NS1 Antigen

Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma test cassette is an immunochromatographic assay designed for the qualitative detection of dengue virus NS1 antigen in human whole blood, serum or plasma as an aid in the diagnosis of early Dengue infections.


Fluorescence Immunoassay Analyzer (Lamuno X

The Fluorescence Immunoassay Analyzer Lamuno X compact shape design allows it to be used flexibly. Built-in battery and printer, can be used in multiple scenarios. Humanized operation interface design makes it easier to use. It can also detect multiple items at the same time. Each project can get the result within 15 minutes at the fastest. Instant test with instant results. Accuracy is also taken into account while ensuring speed.

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Post time: Apr-19-2023