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Malaria is a serious disease spread by mosquitoes that bite mainly from dusk to dawn. If you are traveling to a malaria-risk area, it is critical to obtain up-to-date advice and possibly antimalarial drugs, bednets and insecticides for protection.   

 If you are infected with malaria, the most typical signs & symptoms include the following: 

  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Chills (sweating and shivering)
  • Aching muscles and joints
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pains and diarrhea
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin & whites of eyes)
  • Tiredness and fatigue

You may, however, not have all of the above signs & symptoms and sometimes have just one.  Its onset can also be delayed significantly from the time of exposure.  If left untreated, severe complications and death can ensue.  

At Colorado Travel Health, your travel medical advisor will assess the country you are visiting and prepare you with the necessary tools to fight malaria in areas where it is transmitted.

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