The CDC provides numerous resources, including telediagnosis, for clinicians for malaria prophylaxis, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. Malaria-treatment recommendations can be obtained online at http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/diagnosis_treatment or by calling the Malaria Hotline at 770-488-7788 or toll-free at 855-856-4713 during regular business hours or the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center at 770-488-7100 during evenings, weekends, and holidays.
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Dr. Abrahamian is clinical professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of education in the department of emergency medicine at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, Calif.
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