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What are the signs of malaria?

The symptom most associated with a malaria infection is known as the malaria paroxysm, characterized by cycles of fever, shivering and sweating. It can appear every day in the first stages of the disease. After several weeks the cycle usually stabilizes and can appear only once every two or three days. Other signs may include weakness and an unwell feeling, headache, coughing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, difficulty breathing, dark urine, muscle pain and anemia.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Dengue fever

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