Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite, which can cause fever, chills, flu-like illness, and severe complications if left untreated. 1 It is most common in tropical and subtropical countries 2 , and can be fatal, particularly in Africa. 2 Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle or joint pain, fatigue, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, and cough. 2 Malaria is caused by a single-celled parasite of the genus plasmodium, which is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites. 2 To prevent malaria, people should cover their skin, use insect repellent, and avoid being outdoors between dusk and dawn. 2

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Summary Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite. The parasite is spread to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. People who have malaria usually feel very sick with a high fever and shaking chills. While the disease is uncommon in temperate climates, malaria is still common in tropical and subtropical countries.
Malaria - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases, it can cause jaundice,…
Malaria - Wikipedia

Summary Malaria is a serious and sometimes life-threatening tropical disease that is caused by a parasite and spreads through mosquitoes. It kills more than 445,000 people a year, many of them children in Africa.
Malaria: Symptoms and Types - WebMD

Summary Malaria is a serious disease that spreads when you’re bitten by a mosquito infected by tiny parasites. When it bites, the mosquito injects malaria parasites into your bloodstream. Malaria is caused by the parasites, not by a virus or by a type of bacterium.
Malaria: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It’s typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite. When this mosquito bites...
Malaria: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis - Healthline

Malaria is a serious, life-threatening, and sometimes fatal, disease spread by mosquitoes and caused by a parasite. Malaria was a significant health risk in the U.S. until it was eliminated…
Malaria Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Types, Contagious ... - MedicineNet

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable. In 2021, there were…
Malaria - World Health Organization

malaria , serious relapsing infection in humans, characterized by periodic attacks of chills and fever, anemia, splenomegaly (enlargement of the spleen), and often fatal complications. It is caused by one-celled parasites…
Malaria | Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, & Prevention | Britannica

Malaria is treated with prescription drugs to kill the parasite. The types of drugs and the length of treatment will vary, depending on: Which type of malaria parasite you have…
Malaria - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Malaria is a disease that typically features a fever, chills, and headaches. It can progress to cause severe or life threatening complications. How it affects people can vary widely. Some…
Malaria: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention - Medical News Today