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Do children grow out of malaria?

If a child survives in a malaria-prone area, they will have developed immunity. However, if you and your family have recently traveled to an area where malaria is endemic and your child is displaying symptoms of the flu, go see a medical professional immediately. Likewise, if you live in an area where malaria is prevalent and your child is exhibiting symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. Children are extremely susceptible to malaria, as they have not had the chance to develop the immunity an adult has received over a lifetime. In fact, a majority of the 1.5 million to 2.7 million malaria-related deaths each year occurs in young African children. If a malaria infection is allowed to progress, it can lead to numerous serious complications, and ultimately death

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