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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience 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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Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Mosquito-borne inf.: Mosquito-borne infectious disease cause by these organisms: plasmodium falciparum, plasmodium ovale, plasmodium vivax, plasmodium malariae; infection ... Read More
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Dr. Henry Selke
16 years experience Infectious Disease
...: Malaria is a parasitic infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, chills, and a flu-like illness. If not treated, people can develop ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. Lambe.: Malaria is a caused by a protozoal parasite. Malaria Symptoms may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
28 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
16 years experience Infectious Disease
Treatment options: Malaria treatment depends on the type of parasite (four types), the country/location, knowledge of the local drug-resistance, and how sick the person ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Those who don't trav: You only get Malaria if you travel to the countries where Malaria is endemic You can not get Malaria in USA and several other countries
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are several medicines for malaria. The best one depends on the area that you are traveling through and the resistance developed by malaria in t ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Several ways: There are several different parasites which cause malaria. Different parasites are susceptible to different categories of drugs. If the local doctors ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It is sometimes: fatal. Plasmodium falciparum can be especially dangerous.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Depends: This is a parastic disease and can be treated with apropiate anti parasitic. There are several diffrent parasites and the treatment for the disrase ... Read More

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