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Malaria (cont.)

Malaria Prognosis

If promptly diagnosed and treated, malaria is usually not fatal. Delays in diagnosis come because the disease is rarely seen by clinicians in the United States. Delays increase the risk of serious complications or death. Because of the large burden of disease, scientists have been trying to make a malaria vaccine. After decades of disappointment, progress is finally being made although results are still preliminary.

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Malaria, which predominantly occurs in tropical areas, is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by infection with Plasmodium protozoa transmitted by an infective female Anopheles mosquito vector.

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