QUESTION what are effects of malaria? ANSWER If a person becomes infected with malaria, they may start to experience the symptoms of the disease. These include high fever, aches, chills, nausea, headache, and sometimes more severe manifestations, such as severe anemia, impaired consciousness and even coma or death. These latter severe effects are more commonly associated with Plasmodium … [Read more...]
Malaria: Should I See a Doctor?
QUESTION For the last couple of days I am suffering from all the symptoms that are mentioned on your website and I am taking tylenol for these symptoms thinking that it is flu but I am feeling better now. Should I still see a doctor or keep taking Tylenol? ANSWER Symptoms of malaria often include high fever, aches, chills, nausea, and headache. When severe, malaria can lead to anemia, … [Read more...]
Long and Short Term Effects of Malaria
QUESTION What are the long term and short term effects of malaria in brief please? ANSWER The symptoms of malaria as an acute infection vary somewhat depending on the type of malaria, but usual signs include high fever (often in a cyclical pattern, with fever one day, then no fever for one or two days, then a recurrence of fever), chills, body aches and nausea. For Plasmodium … [Read more...]
Malaria and the Brain
QUESTION How long does it take malaria to reach your brain? ANSWER The process by which malaria affects the brain is complicated, and the amount of time also varies. First of all, only one species of malaria parasite is associated with the brain - this is Plasmodium falciparum, the most deadly form of malaria. It is dangerous because when it infects red blood cells, it makes them … [Read more...]