I dont have high fever yet have been diagnosed with P. falciparum malaria. How can this disease be treated and is it completely curable?
Don’t worry, if diagnosed early and given appropriate treatment, P. falciparum infection is very easily cured. You should be given a type of medication called artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). An example is Coartem, which is a combination of artemether and lumefantrine.
Other artemisinin derivatives that are commonly used include artesunate and dihydroartemisinin. You should start to feel better after just a few days and will make a complete recovery. Make sure you get the correct dose for your age and weight from the doctor, and take the medication for the full length of time the doctor tells you – this is very important to make sure the infection is completely cured, otherwise the infection may be able to come back.