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Reference 6 - World Health Organization, Overview of Malaria Treatment, Overview of malaria treatment Malaria is an entirely preventable and treatable disease. The primary objective of treatment is to ensure the rapid and complete elimination of the Plasmodiumparasite from the patient’s blood in order to prevent progression of uncomplicated malaria to severe disease or death, and to prevent chronic infection that leads to malaria-related anaemia. From a public health perspective, the goal of treatment is to reduce transmission of the infection to others, by reducing the infectious reservoir, and to prevent the emergence and spread of resistance to antimalarial medicines. Patients with suspected malaria should have parasitological confirmation of diagnosis with either microscopy or rapid diagnostic test (RDT) before antimalarial treatment is started. Treatment

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Term
Fall
Professor
Kutz
Tags
Genetics, falciparum malaria, malaria treatment

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