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In much of the world, malaria is treated at home with oral medications and fluids. Severe infections require IV drug therapy. In the U.S., the disease probably should be treated first in a hospital or through a clinic that specializes in tropical diseases.

People who have malaria should drink lots of fluids. Hydration will not treat or cure malaria, but it will reduce side effects associated with dehydration.

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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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