Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness.
Mosquitos bite their victims to spread the disease.
Malaria is a protist.People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness. Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die.Malaria affects the circulatory and immune systems. Malaria is also an acute disease.
Most drugs used in treatment are active against the parasite forms in the blood (the form that causes disease) and include:chloroquine, atovaquone-proguanil (Malarone®), artemether-lumefantrine (Coartem®),mefloquine (Lariam®).
Outbreaks of malaria have been pretty small and isolated. Malaria occurs in more than 100 countries and territories. About half of the world's population is at risk. Large areas of Africa and South Asia and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania are considered areas where malaria transmission occurs.