Unspecified malaria B54- >

Clinical Information
  • A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the plasmodium genus: plasmodium falciparum; plasmodium vivax; plasmodium ovale; and plasmodium malariae; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus anopheles. Malaria is endemic in parts of asia, africa, central and south america, oceania, and certain caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high fever; sweating; shaking chills; and anemia. Malaria in animals is caused by other species of plasmodia.
  • A protozoan infection caused by the genus plasmodium. There are four species of plasmodium that can infect humans: plasmodium falciparum, vivax, ovale, and malariae. It is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. Signs and symptoms include paroxysmal high fever, sweating, chills, and anemia.
  • Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. Infected mosquitoes spread it. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but it is almost wiped out in the United States. The disease is mostly a problem in developing countries with warm climates. If you travel to these countries, you are at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly type occurs in africa south of the sahara desert.malaria symptoms include chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and jaundice. The disease can be life-threatening. However, you can treat malaria with medicines. The type of medicine depends on which kind of malaria you have and where you were infected. Malaria can be prevented. When traveling to malaria-prone regions
    • see your doctor for medicines that protect you
    • wear insect repellent with deet
    • cover up
    • sleep under mosquito netting
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the genus plasmodium (p. Falciparum, p. Vivax, p. Ovale, and p. Malariae) and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus anopheles; malaria is endemic in parts of asia, africa, central and south america, oceania, and certain caribbean islands; characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high fever, sweating, shaking chills, and anemia; malaria in animals is caused by other species of plasmodia.
Codes
  • B54 Unspecified malaria