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There should be a mention of Ali Maow Maalin [1] here - the peculiar conjunction of three diseases. (talk) 18:08, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Don't let me stop you. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 18:10, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Malaria was once seriously used to cure another disease[edit]

Unfortunately WP does not go into much detail on this. Apparently it worked. Goes to show how desperate people must have felt about Syphilis... Pizzameister (talk) 16:58, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

That's like inviting Stalin to drive out Hitler...--Kugelschreiber (talk) 17:06, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Well that worked too, didn't it? Pizzameister (talk) 17:22, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Indeed.--Kugelschreiber (talk) 17:23, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
I have heard it claimed if you get a less dangerous strain of malaria and don't treat it, it will prevent infection by more dangerous strains, but it's possible for mosquitoes to carry more than one strain at a time, so this is unlikely to be true.[2] Bongolian (talk) 18:00, 10 February 2016 (UTC)