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Can Malaria Be Fatal
The word comes from italian "mala aria" (bad air), from the belief the disease was caused by unhealthy air in swampy districts. Spread by mosquitoes, the parasite enter the bloodstream & infect red blood cells causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to 4 weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more
Yes : Malaria is a parasite which is spread by mosquito bites. Malaria is a serious illness and can be fatal. Death from malaria is especially commom in young children and pregnant women -- so prevention is very important. Travelers are like babies, they have no prior immunity to malaria. Learn to protect yourself from mosquito bites and take medication to prevent infection: cdc.Gov/malaria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mosquito bite: A bite from an infected anophele mosquito can transmit one of the plasmodia ( malariae, vivax or ovale) that cause malaria in to your blood stream, malaria may also be transmitted from needle sharing from infected drug users, blood transfusion infected by malaria, solid organ transplant from infected donors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malaria Symptoms: may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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