Infected mosquitoes carry malaria, a blood infection, and infect people with their bites. Malaria is no longer found in North America, Western Europe, and Russia, but is common in tropical and subtropical locations. Symptoms of malaria include high fever, nausea, headaches, chills, weakness, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how malaria is contracted, what its symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
The time from the initial malaria infection until symptoms appear (incubation period) generally ranges from nine to 40 days.
Malaria is a serious disease that causes high fever and chills. What causes malaria? A bite from a mosquito.
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