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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

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


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Malaria is fatal?

Malaria is fatal?

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 more

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Is getting malaria fatal?

It can be: Malaria can be fatal if not treated, especially malaria caused be plasmodium falciparum, and especially when it involves the brain. ...Read more

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What can happen to a malaria patient? Is malaria fatal?

What can happen to a malaria patient? Is malaria fatal?

It can be fatal: If not treated appropriately, malaria can be fetal. If you think you have malaria, please see a healthcare provider ...Read more

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What is malaria cure?

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 more

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How dangerous is malaria?

How dangerous is malaria?

It is sometimes: fatal. Plasmodium falciparum can be especially dangerous. ...Read more

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How could you get malaria?

How could you get malaria?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of malaria?

What are the symptoms of malaria?

Symptoms: Symptoms may include fever, bodyache, sweating, headache; if one recently traveled to an endemic area for malaria and developed these symptoms malaria should be in the deferential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of malaria?

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 more

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What is the injection for malaria?

What is the injection for malaria?

Infect or inject?: Infection? The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae. They are carried by mosquitoes. ...Read more