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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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Hi, can you tell me, what organs are affected by malaria?

Hi, can you tell me, what organs are affected by malaria?

RBC: Treponema parasites infect red blood cells. Anywhere a red blood cell goes; i.e. any organ, can there fore be Affected. The spleen commonly has problems...but it is not uncommon for younger people to have cerebral malaria. Read more

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My boyfriend is affected with falciparum malaria. Is it dangerous for either of us?

My boyfriend is affected with falciparum malaria. Is it dangerous for either of us?

To him, not you: Falciparum malaria is very dangerous for the person infected, but easy to treat and cure. It can only be spread by mosquitoes, so it's not dangerous to you unless you're bitten by a mosquito that had just bitten him. Read more

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A child of what age can be affected from cerebral malaria or malaria?

Any age: As far as I know, a human of any age can be attacked by a vicious mosquito and get infected. Cerebral involvement is most common with falciparum variety. Read more

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What is malaria?

Infection: Malaria is a mosquito-spread infectious disease of humans & other animals caused by eukaryotic protists (a microorganism). The protists act as parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that usually include fever & headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. The disease is widespread in tropical & subtropical regions in a broad band around the equator. Read more

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What is malaria?

What is malaria?

Parasitic Disease: Carried by a mosquito flying from dusk to dawn, malaria is one-cell parasite called plasmodium. Malaria is transmitted from person-to-person through the bite of the female mosquito, who needs blood for her eggs. The parasite races to the liver then reemerges later. 50% of the world is at risk, & causes almost a half billion illnesses, w/ one million deaths yearly. It kills every 30 seconds. Read more

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What is malaria?

Parasitc infection: It is a anopheles mosquito transmitted parasitic disease and there are 4 subtypes of the parasite with vivax and falciparum being the most common and falciparum being the major deadly of the lot. Present in large areas of the world endemically and sporadically almost anywhere in the world including a few cases in USA due to world travel. Many options to prevent and treat no vaccine. Bad disease! Read more

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Is malaria cureable?

Is malaria cureable?

Yes: If diagnosed correctly and treated with the right medications malaria is absolutely curable. Right drugs, right doses, right length of time. Treating for the various stages of parasites--all this must be taken into account but good care does that.
Please also note malaria is preventable for many in the first place. 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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Who can't get malaria?

Who can't get malaria?

Those who don't trav: You only get Malaria if you travel to the countries where Malaria is endemic
You can not get Malaria in USA and several other countries Read more

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Best malaria medicine?

Best malaria medicine?

Depends: There are several medicines for malaria. The best one depends on the area that you are traveling through and the resistance developed by malaria in that area. Read more

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How do I treat malaria?

How do I treat malaria?

Several ways: There are several different parasites which cause malaria. Different parasites are susceptible to different categories of drugs. If the local doctors are not sure check the website of the CDCP for most up to date advice on treatment for all types of disease. Read more

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How dangerous is malaria?

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

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How do you treat malaria?

Depends: This is a parastic disease and can be treated with apropiate anti parasitic. There are several
diffrent parasites and the treatment for the disrase depemds on the type. Your dr will choose the apropiate drug. 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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How long can malaria last?

Varies: Malaria reactivation from latent infection form plasmodium ovale or plasmodium vivax can occur three years after an infection. Symptoms in patients with subclinical parasitemia have been reported decades after the initial infection. Read more

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What bugs transmit malaria?

What bugs transmit malaria?

Anopheles Mosquitos: It is transmitted by bite of Anpheles Mosquitos Read more