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Why does someone in malaria endemic area have to report a fever for a year after leaving?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Might be malaria!

The more severe form of malaria typically causes symptoms within 2 to 4 weeks (longer if you've been taking anti-malaria rx), but there are other species (4 all together) which can lie dormant for months, even a year. Once home, missed diagnosis is a common reason people get delayed treatment, or even die.
Doctors forget to ask about travel, so if you have a fever, please remind them!

In brief: Might be malaria!

The more severe form of malaria typically causes symptoms within 2 to 4 weeks (longer if you've been taking anti-malaria rx), but there are other species (4 all together) which can lie dormant for months, even a year. Once home, missed diagnosis is a common reason people get delayed treatment, or even die.
Doctors forget to ask about travel, so if you have a fever, please remind them!
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: I don't know

Depending on the type of malaria, the disease may present itself months to years after leaving the endemic area.

In brief: I don't know

Depending on the type of malaria, the disease may present itself months to years after leaving the endemic area.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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