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Malaria is a disease caused by an infection with parasites called Plasmodium. This eMedTV page explains how the disease is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Symptoms and treatment are also discussed.
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Available by prescription, chloroquine is an antimalarial drug that can also be used to treat amebiasis. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at this medication, including safety precautions, dosing guidelines, and what to discuss with your doctor.
Coartem is a prescription medicine used to treat mild cases of malaria. This eMedTV Web selection provides a complete overview of this antimalarial medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Hydroxychloroquine is a prescription drug used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at hydroxychloroquine and its other uses, effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Available by prescription only, Lariam is a medicine used to treat or prevent malaria. This eMedTV Web selection provides a complete overview of this antimalarial medication, with details on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Malarone is a drug used to treat or prevent malaria. This portion of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this drug, with information on how it works, safety issues to keep in mind, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Primaquine is a prescription medicine used to prevent malaria relapses. This page of the eMedTV Web library provides a complete overview of this antimalarial medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Quinine is a drug prescribed to treat mild cases of malaria. This page from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this medication, including details on how it works to kill a specific parasite, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
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The Anopheles mosquito is the only species known to spread malaria. The eMedTV Web page discusses its life cycle in detail, explains how mosquitoes transmit malaria, and measures designed to combat insect biting and control the spread of disease.
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