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What is the prognosis of malaria?
If diagnosed early and if the appropriate antibiotics are available and used, the prognosis of malaria is very good.
Worldwide malaria is responsible for 500,000-800,000 deaths per year. The majority of victims are young children
from sub-Saharan Africa. Death is usually due to lack of available treatment or access to treatment.
P. falciparum tends to be the species causing the most complications and has a high mortality if untreated.
Cerebral malaria, a complication of P. falciparum malaria, has a 20% mortality
rate even if treated.