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Signs of Malaria

Symptoms of Malaria

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Malaria may include:

Note that Malaria symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Malaria signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Malaria:

Preventing Malaria in Infants and Children: DPD (Excerpt)

Malaria causes a flu-like illness; symptoms include fever, shaking chills, headache, muscle aches, and tiredness. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may also occur. Malaria symptoms will occur at least seven to nine days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Fever in the first week of travel in a malaria-risk area is unlikely to be malaria; however, ill travelers should still seek immediate medical care. Although malaria is unlikely to be the cause, any fever should be promptly evaluated. If you or your child becomes ill with a fever or flu-like illness while traveling in a malaria-risk area and up to 1 year after returning home, seek immediate medical care. Tell your health care provider where you have been traveling. (Source: excerpt from Preventing Malaria in Infants and Children: DPD)

Malaria, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

The disease begins with chills and, likely, a headache, nausea and vomiting. A fever develops and as it falls, a person is drenched in sweat. The symptoms can occur 10 to 16 days after infection and may appear in regular intervals of every two or three days. Depending on the species of parasite, an infected person may feel well between bouts and recover, or may never feel fine and can die from the disease. (Source: excerpt from Malaria, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Facts About Transfusion-Transmitted Malaria: CDC-OC (Excerpt)

Symptoms of malaria include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and malaise. Early stages of malaria may resemble the onset of the flu. Travelers who become ill with a fever during or after travel in a malarious area should seek prompt medical attention and should inform their physician of their recent travel history. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Transfusion-Transmitted Malaria: CDC-OC)

More Symptoms of Malaria:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Malaria article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Malaria?

The phrase "signs of Malaria" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Malaria that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Malaria" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Malaria.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Malaria. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Malaria has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Malaria signs or Malaria symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Malaria may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Malaria symptoms.


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