Infection with Plasmodium species protozoa, transmitted to humans by Anopheles spp. mosquitoes
Most morbidity and mortality is caused by Plasmodium falciparum.
Nonimmune individuals ar...
Initial malaria symptoms are nonspecific. Suspect malaria in ill patients returning from endemic area with:
Fever, malaise, myalgias, chills, headache, nausea, splenomegaly (with chron...
PO therapy for uncomplicated chloroquine-resistant P. falciparum (most P. falciparum), chloroquine-resistant P. vivax (see “For uncomplicated chloroquine-sensitive P. viv...
Malaria chemoprophylaxis prior to travel
Travel information may be obtained at the CDC travel Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/travel.
B51.9 Plasmodium vivax malaria without complication
B50.9 Plasmodium falciparum malaria, unspecified
B52 Plasmodium malariae malaria
B53.0 Plasmodium ovale malaria
B52.0 Plasmodium malariae mal...
Test for malaria in travelers returning from endemic areas presenting with fever or flulike illness.
Early identification and aggressive treatment of persons with malaria is essential.
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