QUESTION What are the lasting effects of malaria? ANSWER Most people who get malaria and receive the correct treatment in time, usually have no long term affects of malaria infection. However some people who have suffered severe cerebral malaria (from P. falciparum) may experience some longer term neurological effects. There have been reports that up to 25% of young children with … [Read more...]
Short and Long Term Effects of Malaria
QUESTION What are the short term and long term effects of malaria? ANSWER In the short term, malaria can cause a variety of symptoms including shaking chills, headache, muscle aches, and tiredness. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Malaria may also cause anemia and jaundice (yellow coloring of the skin and eyes) because of the loss of red blood cells. Once treated, most people … [Read more...]
Is Malaria Related to Chronic Fatigue and Hair Loss?
QUESTION I was in Ghana one year ans 6 months ago when I contracted malaria. I was hospitalised for one day and treated with coartem for 3 days. I was treated with antibiotics for typhoid also however I had been vaccinated against this prior to my trip. Since my return I began loosing significant amount of hair from my head and suffer fatigue after small amounts of exercise and work. I never … [Read more...]