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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is malaria cure?

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Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 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 46 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 40-year-old member asked:

Is malaria cureable?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 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.
A 35-year-old male asked:

What is malaria?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Infection: Malaria is a mosquito-spread infectious disease of humans & other animals caused by eukaryotic protists (a microorganism). The protists act as parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that usually include fever & headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. The disease is widespread in tropical & subtropical regions in a broad band around the equator.
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 37 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, .

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