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What are the symptoms of malaria?

Malaria symptoms can be mild or deadly. They typically include chills, fever, muscle pains, headaches and sweating.

Oftentimes, some with malaria will have flu-like symptoms. A person with malaria may have chills, a high fever, and fatigue. They may also have headaches, or feel nauseated and generally uncomfortable. If the infection is allowed to progress, a person may develop anemia, jaundice, and low blood sugar. With a particularly virulent strain of malaria, a person can develop what is called cerebral malaria. At its most severe, this infection can induce delirium or seizures and may lead to a coma.

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