What is the prognosis (outlook) for people with malaria?

Early treatment is the most important part of treating malaria; it is curable if it is treated early enough. Severe malaria can lead to serious complications or death.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/10/2017.


  • World Health Organization. International Travel and Health Accessed 5/17/2017.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Malaria Accessed 5/17/2017.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Malaria Accessed 5/17/2017.

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