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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, still serious: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... Usual ... Read More
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Malaria is a very serious and sometimes fatal disease. Always check to see if malaria is in an area you are traveling to and seek out med care prior ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Vanishingly Rare: Although overall cases of malaria are increasing in the us the cases are principally 'imported' from those bringing it back from other countries: afri ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No : The mosquito is the transmitter vector.
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Dr. Edward Taub
58 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: It requires a mosquito transmission.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Protozoa: The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It's caused by plasmodium, which is a mosquito-born parasite.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Huh?: They're different diseases, caused by different microorganisms, causing different symptoms and require different treatments.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Yes it does: The anopheles mosquitoes have been around for 150 million years and now have about 460 species. Beside malaria, some species can also carry filarial w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Blood test: A simple exam of the blood can be diagnostic assuming your symptoms are compatible with the diagnosis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Pretty good: The level of parasites in the blood may be quite low at first. The familiar microscopic study with a giemsa stain is difficult and requires a lot of e ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See below: African trypanosomiasis, also known as "sleeping sickness, " is caused by microscopic parasites of the species trypanosoma brucei. It is transmitted b ... Read More

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