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How long does it take to show symptoms of malaria?

Page last updated 09 April 2020

In most cases, symptoms will appear 9 days to 4 weeks after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Occasionally symptoms develop weeks or months later. Some types of malaria can re-occur months or years after exposure.

Sources & Citations

2. Government, Department of Health, Malaria fact sheet. Available at: (accessed 11 March 2020). 

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.05.0186(1)a - Date of preparation March 2020