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How does malaria infect the body?
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: Mosquito bites
A mosquito bites an infected person.
The organism evolves in the mosquito. It then bites another person and the parasites get into their blood stream where they spread to the liver, evolve further and reproduce to be released into the blood intermittantly causing disease. This new person can now be bitten by another mosquito to continue the cycle.

In brief: Mosquito bites
A mosquito bites an infected person.
The organism evolves in the mosquito. It then bites another person and the parasites get into their blood stream where they spread to the liver, evolve further and reproduce to be released into the blood intermittantly causing disease. This new person can now be bitten by another mosquito to continue the cycle.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: From mosquito bites
Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite.
Fevers, 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.

In brief: From mosquito bites
Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite.
Fevers, 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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