Ovo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin that the disease could lead to other sicknesses if not promptly treated.
He explained that the Plasmodium parasite that caused the sickness was neither a virus nor a bacterium.
‘’But is a single-celled parasite that multiplies in red blood cells of humans as well as in the mosquito intestine.
“But the most common symptoms of malaria are headache, fast heart rate, or pallor, “he said.
He, however, advised parents to treat children infected with the disease at the right time to avoid other complications.