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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection: Malaria is a mosquito-spread infectious disease of humans & other animals caused by eukaryotic protists (a microorganism). The protists act as parasit ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
Parasitic Disease: Carried by a mosquito flying from dusk to dawn, malaria is one-cell parasite called plasmodium. Malaria is transmitted from person-to-person through t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Parasitc infection : It is a anopheles mosquito transmitted parasitic disease and there are 4 subtypes of the parasite with vivax and falciparum being the most common and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
Yes: If diagnosed correctly and treated with the right medications malaria is absolutely curable. Right drugs, right doses, right length of time. Treating ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
What is the question: You can get both at the same time. Different diseases with different modes of acquisition.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Anopheles Mosquitos: It is transmitted by bite of Anpheles Mosquitos
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
Yes : Malaria is a parasite which is spread by mosquito bites. Malaria is a serious illness and can be fatal. Death from malaria is especially commom in yo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Several ways: Falciparum causes the organism-bearing red cells to stick together and sludge in the brain. Rapid destruction of red cells at the same time can make ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Malaria: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a type of unicellular microorganism) of the ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Only those infected/carrying malaria and then it depends on exposure and inoculation of the malaria itself during feeding.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Possibly an infectious diseases expert. Malaria and typhoid are not common in the usa, but if you are elsewhere these may have to be looked for. Your ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: It's caused by plasmodium, which is a mosquito-born parasite.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
You sound confused: If you think either one of those issues are likely you would need to explain that you had unprotected sex or been exposed to infected mosquitoes while ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Especially in the sub-saharan region. If traveling, you should take appropriate prophylaxis medications.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
More than Likely: Malaria medication & insect repellent, secure window screens, possible bed netting for malaria risk year round throughout country including cities of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience in Family Medicine
DDx of malaria: The differential diagnosis of malaria would actually be the differential diagnosis of any acute febrile illness for which malaria would be a possibili ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Fevers; blood tests: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... Usually occur ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Malaria -bad disease: Malaria is a dangerous disease. 'Acute' just means it's happening 'now', over a short-course of time (most cases). Febrile just means 'with a fever' ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not exactly: Dengue fever does not have a liver stage, like some forms of malaria, that can lead to relapse. But you can become reinfected with a different strain ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
It can be: Malaria can be fatal if not treated, especially malaria caused be plasmodium falciparum, and especially when it involves the brain.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Blood films use to: Diagnose malaria diagnosis has been the microscopic examination of blood, utilizing blood films. Although blood is the sample most frequently used to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samyukta Mullangi
6 years experience in Dermatology
Plasmodium: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and animals caused by plasmodium protozoa. Among the five species of plasmodium, p. Falcip ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Viral Fever: Has he traveled outside of the US? Consider working with a infectious disease medicine specialist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Absolutely, in recent years west nile virus has been in epidemic mode sweeping from the east coast of the us to the west. Encephalitis is present on ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Two issues: West nile fever is diagnoses only by sophisticated testing. The signs and symptoms are not specific for this disease. Malaria basically no longer ex ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Type of Malaria: This a form of Malaria caused by Pasmodium vivax and ovale in which febrile paroxysms occur every 48 hours Vivax Malaria is difficult to cure as relap ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Cohen
38 years experience in Psychiatry
HEP B, C: Hepatitis b and c are blood born viruses. Transmission is through direct contact with blood or secretions from an individual who carries the active v ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Mosquito-borne virus: West nile virus, transmitted by mosquito bites, can cause encephalitis, inflammation in the brain. There is no vaccine available to protect a person f ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Hiv is a blood-borne and mucosal membrane transmitted disease, but the transmission by mosquitoes is very unlikely since HIV infection requires very h ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No, female.: Only female mosquitoes feed on blood; they need it to lay eggs.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not transmitted by: Sex. Malaria is not transmitted through sex. Presence of antibody may provide partial immunity to infection.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Virus from tick bite: Tick-borne encephalitis (tbe) is inflammation of the brain, caused by one of several viruses that are transmitted by tick bites. A tbe vaccine is avai ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Don't even think about it! malaria is deadly if untreated.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Go to CDC Website: You can find your information on the website. Center for disease control.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Several possibities: You may be reacting to side-effects of the medication, the parasite may be resistant to the medication you are receiving, you may have an illness eith ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Equivalent: Both are equivalent forms of doxycycline, get whichever version is available at your pharmacy.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
It depends: On where it was acquired and what species is it. Choosing incorrectly can result in deaths.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Perhaps you could get a little quinine from chewing cinchona bark. But seriously, there are no natural treatments for this disease, good or bad. If th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
Too many mosquitoes: Many researchers are trying newer techniques to rid malaria infected areas of mosquitoes. Poisoned sugar water, sterile males and other tatics are und ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
Best Malaria Drug: The first question is for treatment or prevention or Malaria. If this question is about treatment, you need to seek qualified medical attention prompt ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably: Much of sub-saharan Africa is at risk for malaria. If you are traveling outside of nairobi, preventive measures would be advisable. Check with the cdc ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
?: Malaria can give fevers daily or eod or even 4 days in between. Tb also causes nite sweats and others, both r easy 2 DX & treat early so u need 2 b cn ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not: For years the only therapy was quinine and before that nothing. This is why the childhood mortality rate is so high in malarious countries, and why g ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Malaria is not associated with mental illness. Some mental health disorders have some genetic basis. However some people with mental health disorders ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
High: Get protection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: If you are going to an endemic area, you can have your doctor prescribe prophylactic medication and start taking it before you go there, keep taking i ... Read More
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