Malaria is a disease that causes a high fever, chills, and muscle pain. You can get it from a bite from an infected mosquito. Malaria is very rare in the North America. It's most often found in Africa, Southern Asia, Central America, and South America.
Symptoms tend to come and go in cycles. Malaria may also cause more serious problems. These include damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys, or brain. It can even be deadly. But you can do a lot to prevent this infection.
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Current as of: November 18, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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