A 20-year-old male asked:
i have been had low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. i am diagnosed malaria. what malaria parasite causes such symptom?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Diane Minich answered
37 years experience 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 genus plasmodium. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death.
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
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