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Should i get malaria vaccination if i go to dominican republic?

Should i get malaria vaccination if i go to dominican republic?

No vaccine: There is not a malaria vaccine to my knowledge. Prevention consists of avoidance of mosquito bites (bug sprays, mosquito netting) and taking medicine (such as Chloroquine or mefloquine) before, during, and after your trip. You can look on that cdc website to find out what medicine you might need depending on where you are going. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more


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Symptoms of dengue fever n malaria? Mother went to french polynesia w/out vaccination thought she was going direct to hawaii

Symptoms of dengue fever n malaria? Mother went to french polynesia w/out vaccination thought she was going direct to hawaii

Dengue/ Malaria: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or bony pain; severe headache &/or eye pain; drowsiness, fatigue, agitation, rash & signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. Symptoms of malaria include repeated bouts of symptoms such as fever, marked sweating, chills with shaking, headache, diarrhea and vomiting. ...Read more

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I am leaving for india in 2 weeks and will be staying there for 3 week. Need prescription for Malaria and Dengu fever. Also, need to know, I have Tyephoid vaccination in Dec-13 and not sure, if I need to re do it again. Thanks?

I am leaving for india in 2 weeks and will be staying there for 3 week. Need prescription for Malaria and Dengu fever. Also, need to know, I have Tyephoid vaccination in Dec-13 and not sure, if I need to re do it again. Thanks?

Not this site: The public HT site provides answers to medical questions but does not prescribe for or treat any condition.You will need to locate a regional travel clinic to update your travel needs.Specific requirements can be found theough the CDC website.www.cdc.gov ...Read more

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I am travelling to rio de janeiro +iguazu falls in a week for7 nights. Just found out I am not vaccinated for hepatitisa, b, yellovfever, malaria.Risks?

I am travelling to rio de janeiro +iguazu falls in a week for7 nights. Just found out I am not vaccinated for hepatitisa, b, yellovfever, malaria.Risks?

Vaccines: Go and get these vaccinations now. In seven days you should be on the road to beginning to respond and build antibodies to these. There is no vaccine for malaria, but a travel medicine clinic can advise you on the use of prophylactic antimalarials. Good luck and have a great trip. ...Read more

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I am planning a trip to india on feb. 12th and need immunizations. Where can I get the necessary ones? I need a health provider for typhoid, hepatitus a & b, yellow fever, diptheria and malaria medication

I am planning a trip to india on feb. 12th and need immunizations.  Where can I get the necessary ones? I need a health provider for  typhoid, hepatitus a & b, yellow fever, diptheria and malaria medication

TravelClinic/MD: First consult your doctor and he can immunize you against Typhoid,Diptheria with Tdap,HepA eeds two shots 6 months apart and HepB needs three shots,2nd after a month and 3rd after 6 monthsThere is no need for Yellow Fever for travel to India. Malaria Prophylaxis with Lariam,doxycycline or Malarone Do not drink water unless boiled&careful with what you eat ...Read more

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Can typhoid n malaria occur together?

Yes.: These are two completely separate conditions. Malaria is a parasitic infection carried by infected Mosquitos. Typhoid is a bacterial infection usually caused by contaminated food or water. In areas where both are prevalent you could get both, but the conditions are not related at all. ...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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What are the symptoms of malaria?

What are the symptoms of malaria?

Fever chills fatigue: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, head ache, 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. ...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

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What are the symptoms for malaria?

What are the symptoms for malaria?

Fever chills fatigue: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, head ache, 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. ...Read more

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Does malaria commonly occur in the us?

No: Before ddt spraying began mosquito abatement, it was common in much of the usa, but nowadays transmission by mosquito is extremely rare. People bring malaria in the us form overseas. This may change as climate changes. ...Read more

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Is malaria spread from person to person?

No: It spreads through the bite of an infected mosquito in areas where there is malaria. ...Read more

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What are the tests to detect for malaria?

What are the tests to detect for malaria?

Blood smears: Smears of fresh blood examined under the microscope. ...Read more

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My son has malaria. Should I be concerned?

Yes: He needs to be treated right away. Otherwise, he will become severely anemic, can develop bleeding & clotting problems and can even lead to death. The treatment is quite simple. ...Read more

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Which methods are being used to stop malaria?

Which methods are being used to stop malaria?

Malaria prevention: Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. ...Read more

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How prevalent is malaria throughout the world?

300-500 million/year: There are an estimated 300-500 million cases of malaria in the world per year, with about 1-3 million deaths. Malaria is most prevalent in tropical areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more