If I am infected with malaria and I get a wrong diagnosis and be treated for flu, can the other symptoms disappear but continue to experience severe headache especially on the right side temple and jawbone area combined with general weakness and numbness in the legs?
Certainly the symptoms of malaria can often be confused with other infections, including flu. Given that treatment for flu will often include anti-fever medications such as aspirin or paracetamol, these drugs may also ameliorate some of the symptoms associated with malaria, without actually curing them.
However, numbness in the legs is not usually characteristic of malaria infection, though headache and weakness could be—again, these are general symptoms of many other infections as well.
If you suspect you have been misdiagnosed and have malaria, you should ask your doctor for a blood test; these can also be carried out at any local hospital or clinic. There, by looking at your blood under a microscope or using it in a rapid diagnostic test, they will be able to determine accurately whether you have malaria.