Malaria

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... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Infectious disease
  • Symptoms:  Yellow skin, fever, vomiting, headache
  • Usual onset:  10–15 days post exposure
  • Causes:  Plasmodium spread by mosquitos
  • Diagnostic method:  Examination of the blood, antigen detection tests
  • Prevention:  Mosquito nets, insect repellent, mosquito control, medications
  • Medication:  Antimalarial medication
  • Frequency:  228 million (2018)
  • Deaths:  405,000 (2018)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo