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My gf got malaria and typhoid long ago. Will it come back?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Usually Not

Usually not unless exposed again.
Once properly treated both infections are usually over. Rarely, some people go on to become carrires of typhoid (can pass disease on but are not sick themselves). There are 4 types of malaria each with a different lifecycle. Some types can relapse up to 5 years after intial infection. Her doctor can review the spefics of her infections with her.

In brief: Usually Not

Usually not unless exposed again.
Once properly treated both infections are usually over. Rarely, some people go on to become carrires of typhoid (can pass disease on but are not sick themselves). There are 4 types of malaria each with a different lifecycle. Some types can relapse up to 5 years after intial infection. Her doctor can review the spefics of her infections with her.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Martin Raff
If there has been no recurrence of malaria in 18 years then it would be a record breaker if it occurred. As Dr. Kohl indicated, although some people will carry the organism which causes typhoid in their gallbladder, they themselves will not become ill.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Assuming your gf was effectively diagnosed and treated (and not re-exposed), she, and you, need not worry about either infection coming back.

In brief: No

Assuming your gf was effectively diagnosed and treated (and not re-exposed), she, and you, need not worry about either infection coming back.
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