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what happens once you get malaria?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You develop Sx's: which may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the 4 species of human malaria?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
4: Plasmodium vivax, malariae, ovale, and falciparum, of which, the latter is the cause of most severe type of malaria.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Which group, or groups, of people are most at risk of becoming ill with malaria?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
The exposed ones: Malaria is known as tropical disease as it is more prevalent in the tropical climate. People who are exposed to the anopheles mosquitos, known to transport the pathogen of malaria will be more at risk. It's recently been published that people who were born in malaria endemic areas but moved out of those later and now visiting them again, are, in fact, at the highest risk for malaria.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How long does it take after the bite of an infected mosquito, for someone to feel the effects of malaria?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
1 week to few months: 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... Usually occur. With medical treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is risk of malaria if in ap, india?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Andhra Pradesh: has significant problems wi both vivax malaria & falciparum malaria. Incidence is highest in Vishakhapatnam district, followed by Adilabad, Khammam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, East Godavari, Krishna districts. Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, East Godavari, etc. Please use appropriate precautions.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

I have recently been getting recurring bouts of malaria, why does this happen?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Reinfection/ relapse: May be related to reinfection or not being fully treated. Some forms have a liver phase and if that is not treated, the infection relapses.

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