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Malaria (cont.)

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Patients should report any recurrent fever or symptoms to their doctor because treatment failures may occur. People who have had malaria should not donate blood for at least three years after treatment and should notify the donation center that they have had malaria. People who traveled to areas where malaria occurs also should not donate for a period of time, which varies according to the circumstance. Contact the donation center for specific advice.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014

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