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?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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