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What happens to your body when you get malaria?
Last Updated: 24th December, 2021
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Also question is, what happens to the body when you have malaria?
When a mosquito bites a person who already has malaria, it sucks up the person's blood, which contain the parasites. Once the parasites enter your body, they travel to your liver, where they multiply. They invade your red blood cells, which are important cells in your blood that carry oxygen.
Subsequently, question is, does malaria cause permanent damage? Cerebral malariaIn rare cases, malaria can affect the brain. This is known as cerebral malaria, which can cause your brain to swell, sometimes leading to permanent brain damage. It can also cause fits (seizures) or coma.
In this regard, how long does it take to recover from malaria?
about two weeks
Can you get over malaria without treatment?
With proper treatment, symptoms of malaria usually go away quickly, with a cure within two weeks. Without proper treatment, malaria episodes (fever, chills, sweating) can return periodically over a period of years. After repeated exposure, patients will become partially immune and develop milder disease.