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.
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Malaria is a serious and sometimes life-threatening disease that is more common in countries with tropical climates. Spread by mosquitoes, malaria causes shaking, high fever, and could also lead to much more severe problems if left untreated.
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Getting tested for malaria? Learn about the different types of tests doctors use to test for malaria in your body and how the exam is performed.
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