Does a person get over malaria?
The majority of malaria cases are uncomplicated, and if diagnosed and treated early enough and correctly, the patient has every chance of making a full recovery from the infection. However, if treatment is delayed, or inappropriate treatment given, the infection can develop into more severe disease. Again, the chances of recovery are high given proper medical attention, but if not, malaria can certainly be fatal. Infection is usually most severe in children under 5 and pregnant women, meaning it is even more crucial for diagnosis and treatment to be made available for these high-risk groups. In many parts of the world, medical facilities are limited and treatment unavailable, which accounts for the high mortality caused by malaria, despite being easily treated in may circumstances.