QUESTION I had malaria in July of 2011, returned to the U.S. in August, and had an occurrence of P. falciparum a little more than a month later. It was quickly treated, but I continue to get headaches. They occur about daily, and exercise induces a very severe headache. Is this a common lasting symptom of malaria? ANSWER Once successfully treated, malaria almost never has recurring or … [Read more...]
What do people look like when they have malaria?
QUESTION What do people look like when they have malaria? ANSWER They look sick! When a person has malaria, they experience a flu-like illness, characterised by cycles of fevers and chills, and often accompanied by headaches and nausea. In addition, they may have jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and eyes) due to loss of red blood cells. … [Read more...]