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How long does it take to show symptoms of malaria?

Page last updated 15 December 2021

In most cases, symptoms will appear 8 days to 30 days 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. Victorian State Government, Better Health Channel, Malaria. Available at (accessed 10 November 2021).


MAT-AU-2102441  Date of preparation  December 2021