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What do I need to know about caring for someone with malaria?

Prompt treatment for a person with malaria can help ensure that the infection will be taken care of without any further complications. If a loved one has traveled to a place where malaria is common, and has a fever and/or any other flu-like symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. Be sure to provide the doctor with details regarding the person's medical history, travel history, and symptoms. The course of treatment will likely depend on the information provided. Remember to ask about the side effects of any medications that are prescribed.

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