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A 31-year-old female asked:

i am in tanzania for a business trip. i've started developing cold sores/oral herpes. i'm also running a fever. i fell sick on monday, i was vomiting excessively for about an hour. i'm worried it could be malaria. should i go to the hospital?

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Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Yes: Symptoms are of concern . Suggest visit the casualty at local hospital ASAP.
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Did you take malaria prophylaxis
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Dr. Riaz ahmed Ballim
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Hospital: Yeah I recommend go to a hospital as u in a foreign country it could be anything

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Does the same virus that causes genital herpes cause cold sores?

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