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Malaria

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by Badash M
 

Symptoms

There are no symptoms in the early stage of infection.
Symptoms usually begin within 10 days to four weeks after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Symptoms may include:
Seek medical care right if you suspect malaria or if you have traveled to an area of the world where malaria occurs. Without treatment, the cycle of red blood cell destruction and fever will continue. This can lead to death.
Some types of malaria may not produce symptoms for a year or more. The severity of symptoms and death rate are often associated with the specific type of malaria.
 

RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

World Health Organization
http://www.who.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

 

References


Malaria: topic home. Center for Disease Control website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/Malaria. Updated June 12, 2014. Accessed June 19, 2014.


Malaria and travelers. Center for Disease Control website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travelers/index.html. Updated November 9, 2012. Accessed June 19, 2014.


Malaria. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 17, 2014. Accessed June 19, 2014.


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8/20/2013 DynaMed Systematic Literature Surveillance. http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Purssell E, While AE. Does the use of antipyretics in children who have acute infections prolong febrile illness? A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pediatr. 2013 May 7.


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