Malaria

Etiology

  • Parasite spread by anopheles mosquito
  • Variants = P vivax, falciparum, ovale and malariae

Risk Factors

  • Tropical climates
  • In partic Southeast Asia, Africa

Symptoms

  • Incubation 1-4w
  • Recurrent high fevers, C, HA, myalgias, arhtralgias
  • Fatigue, hemolysis
  • Mild to life threatening (falciparum)

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