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Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. You get it when an infected mosquito bites you. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but it is almost wiped out in the United States. The disease is mostly a problem in developing countries with warm climates. If you travel to these countries, you are at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly type occurs in Africa south of the Sahara Desert.

Malaria symptoms include chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice. A blood test can diagnose it. It can be life-threatening. However, you can treat malaria with drugs. The type of drug depends on which kind of malaria you have and where you were infected.

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  1. Malaria (National Library of Medicine)  
    Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. You get it when an infected mosquito bites you. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but ... at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly ...
  2. Quartan malaria; Falciparum malaria; Biduoterian fever; Blackwater fever; Tertian malaria; Plasmodium ... Malaria is caused by a parasite that is passed from one human to another by the bite ...
  3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Malaria (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  4. Malaria and Travelers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... this page: About CDC.gov . Malaria Share Compartir Malaria and Travelers Quick Links Travel to West Africa? ... may be at risk for infection. Determine if malaria transmission occurs at the destinations Obtain a detailed ...
  5. Malaria Facts (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... this page: About CDC.gov . Malaria Share Compartir Malaria Facts Malaria in the United States Malaria was eliminated from ... donors had been deferred according to established guidelines. Malaria Worldwide 3.4 billion people live in areas ...
  6. Malaria Treatment (United States) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... this page: About CDC.gov . Malaria Share Compartir Malaria Treatment (United States) Treatment of Malaria: Guidelines For Clinicians (United States) Download PDF version ...
  7. Malaria/Malaria Kwa Kifupi/ Summary 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. ...
  8. Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Malaria Share Compartir Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria Considerations when choosing a drug for malaria prophylaxis: ... Listen to audio/Podcast Get email updates about Malaria To receive email updates about this page, enter ...
  9. Malaria (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... Sports: Keeping Kids Safe Concussions: What to Know Malaria KidsHealth > Parents > Infections > Parasitic Infections (Worms, Lice, etc.) > ... Symptoms Additional Symptoms Prevention Diagnosis and Treatment About Malaria Malaria is a common infection in hot, tropical ...
  10. Malaria Glossary (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Listen to audio/Podcast Get email updates about Malaria To receive email updates about this page, enter ... suspected cases of malaria should call the CDC Malaria Hotline: 770-488-7788 or 855-856-4713 ...
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