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Malaria

Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. You get it when an infected mosquito bites you. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but it is almost wiped out in the United States. The disease is mostly a problem in developing countries with warm climates. If you travel to these countries, you are at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly type occurs in Africa south of the Sahara Desert.

Malaria symptoms include chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice. A blood test can diagnose it. It can be life-threatening. However, you can treat malaria with drugs. The type of drug depends on which kind of malaria you have and where you were infected.

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  1. Malaria (National Library of Medicine)  
    Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. You get it when an infected mosquito bites you. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but ... at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly ...
  2. Malaria Tests What are malaria tests? Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite . Malaria parasites are tiny single-celled life forms. They live ... by biting you. Why do I need a malaria test? You may need this test if you ...
  3. Malaria is a parasitic disease that involves high fevers, shaking chills, flu-like symptoms, and anemia . ... Malaria is caused by a parasite. It is passed to humans by the bite of infected Anopheles ...
  4. ... Krintafel) is used to prevent the return of malaria (a serious infection that is spread by mosquitoes ... are currently receiving chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat malaria. Tafenoquine (Arakoda) is used alone to prevent malaria ...
  5. Mefloquine is used to treat malaria (a serious infection that is spread by mosquitoes in certain parts of the world and can cause death) and to prevent ...
  6. ... is used to treat a certain kind of malaria infection (a serious infection that is spread by ... death) and to prevent a certain kind of malaria infection in travelers who visit areas where malaria ...
  7. Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Malaria/Prevention and Risk Factors ... Malaria ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Drugs to prevent malaria differ by country of travel.
  8. Malaria is a disease caused by parasites that are carried by mosquitoes. Once in the bloodstream, the ... blood cell (RBC). This picture shows purple-stained malaria parasites inside red blood cells.
  9. Malaria is a disease caused by parasites. This picture shows dark orange-stained malaria parasites inside red blood cells (a) and outside ...
  10. Malaria is caused by a parasite transmitted from one human to another via the bite of an ... blood cells. An infected pregnant woman can transmit malaria to her unborn child.
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