Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite.
Malaria is a serious and sometimes life-threatening tropical disease that spreads through parasites
HOW IT SPREADS?
The disease is most commonly transmitted by an infected female Anopheles mosquito.
The mosquito bite introduces the parasites from the mosquito’s saliva into a person’s blood.The parasites travel to the liver where they mature and reproduce.
Five species of Plasmodium can infect and be spread by humans.
Most deaths are caused by P. falciparum because P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae generally cause a milder form of malaria.
The species P. knowlesi rarely causes disease in humans.