QUESTION Malaria has been with me since the late 1980's after 6 years in Malawi. During the 90's I had it twice per year in Feb and Sept. Blood tests always came up negative. Treatment was with Chloroquine, later Halafantrin and then Co Artem. 2 or 3 treatments were required as symptoms appeared 2 weeks after completion of initial treatment. In 2004 I treated with a bodyweight specific dose … [Read more...]
Years of ill health – could it be malaria-related?
QUESTION I wonder if I have a long term relapsing form of malaria and would really appreciate your advice. I have worked coming and going between the UK and Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea for about 17 years in aid/international development (rural and urban areas). I stopped travelling to the region about 2 years ago. One of the reasons to stop this work was my poor health. Since about 15 … [Read more...]
Did I have malaria before?
I am from East Africa. On July 3rd,2011 I had chills and I consulted a doctor, he did a blood test and told me I had malaria and gave me medication. Then after 10 days I had neck pain and I went again to the doctor, who did another blood test, diagnosed malaria and gave medication. Then after 10 days it repeated. It's now the 22nd august,2011. I have pain in my neck and I went to another … [Read more...]