How to Diagnose and Treat Malaria?

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I had malaria back in 1967 while in Viet Nam. I was treated in a field hospital by navy corman. I was packed in ice to get my temperature down and had to catch all body waist to determan. I was told I had the recurring type. Said it could lay dormant for years then react. Can you tell me what type it is.
Hi Mr. Neel, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale are the recurring types. I think in the past few years there have been medication approved by FDA that can kill both of them even if they are dormant in the human liver.
Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale are the recurring types. I think in the past few years there have been medication approved by FDA that can kill both of them even if they are dormant in the human liver
I had malaria back in 1967 while in Viet Nam. I was treated in a field hospital by navy corman. I was packed in ice to get my temperature down and had to catch all body waist to determan. I was told I had the recurring type. Said it could lay dormant for years then react. Can you tell me what type it is.
Hi Mr. Neel, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale are the recurring types. I think in the past few years there have been medication approved by FDA that can kill both of them even if they are dormant in the human liver.
What is the treatment for getting rid of Malaria that's occurring weakly  ?
There are many drugs that could do this:
Chloroquine
Atovaquone-proguanil (Malarone®)
Artemether-lumefantrine (Coartem®)
Mefloquine
Quinine
Doxycycline (used in combination with quinine)
Clindamycin (used in combination with quinine)
Tetracycline (used in combination with quinine)
My husband is in Libya and has malaria. Is it transferable thru body fluids?
Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes. Plasmodium are taken when mosquitoes bite patients. When the mosquitoes bite the next person and infected him at this time. NO worry about body fliuds.
If a person coming back home to US from a malaria area and has the disease, can a mosquito not known to carry malaria still spread the disease. There are 46 species of mosquitoes in the state of Vermont including Aedes cinereus and Aedes vexans
No. Malaria is only transmitted by the Anopheles.
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