Symptoms of Malaria and Other Travel-Related Infections

Symptoms of travel-related infections will vary depending on the specific disease, but they often include flu-like symptoms. Those include:

  • Fevers
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea or stomach pain
  • Headache and body aches
  • Red eyes
  • Joint pain
  • Rash
  • Seizures
  • Confusion

In the case of malaria, there can be serious complications, including:

  • Anemia (lack of red blood cells)
  • Low blood sugar
  • Low blood pressure
  • Kidney and spleen damage
  • Swelling of the brain
  • Brain damage
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