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what is malaria cure?

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Dr. Henry Selke
Infectious Disease 16 years experience
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 is from the infection. Drugs commonly used to treat malaria include artemether-lumefantrine, mefloquine, atovaquone-proguanil, chloroquine, quinine, quinidine, Doxycycline (used with quinine), Clindamycin (used with quinine). If concerned, see md.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Are you referring to: A new discovery from researchers at the university of cape town in south africa? Generally malaria has multi drug resistance & each case carefully considered for appropriate treatment. In 2012, at least in animal models, a new medicine which seems to work on all forms & does it with a single dose. Called mmv390048, it is potent, very active, & may be in trial by late this year. We shall see.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is malaria deadly or is there a cure for it?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
There's a cure: Malaria can be deadly if not treated promptly, but the medications are highly effective and eliminate the parasites completely, .
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.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Normally, how long would the treatment take to cure malaria?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Depends: Not enough information; sorry. The treatment course depends on: -disease severity--has it impacted brain, kidney, liver? -which form? P. Falciparum or p vivax? -resistance to medications? -age of person? -pregnancy? -medicine choice all these variables influence the length of malaria treatment. Briefest answer. Uncomplicated p. Falciparum--rx'd for 3 days uncomplicated p. Vivax rx'd 14 days.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What exactly is malaria? What are some of the symptoms, how does it happen, and how can it be cured?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Caused by an : Organism that is injected into the body from a mosquito bite. The major effect is recurrent high fevers with drenching sweats.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is malaria cureable?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: If diagnosed correctly and treated with the right medications malaria is absolutely curable. Right drugs, right doses, right length of time. Treating for the various stages of parasites--all this must be taken into account but good care does that. Please also note malaria is preventable for many in the first place.

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