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A 37-year-old member asked:

Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas.

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Diferential diagnosis between dengue fever and malaria.

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Fever: If you are trying to differentiate dengue fever and malaria, check the fever. If it is periodic (comes an goes) especially if it comes every 12, 24 36 or 72 hours and lasts for a couple hours then resolves, it is probably malaria. If the fever comes and stays for a couple days then it is more likely dengue.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
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 of dengue even if you have already had dengue once.
Last updated Jan 7, 2015


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