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What is malaria and where is it most common?

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Malaria is a serious and sometimes life-threatening tropical disease that spreads through parasites. It kills more than 445,000 people a year, many of them children in Africa.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Malaria: Frequently Asked Questions,” “About Malaria.” “Where Malaria Occurs.” “Malaria Information and Prophylaxis, by Country.”

Medline Plus: “Malaria.”

World Health Organization: “Malaria.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Malaria.”

Medecins Sans Frontieres: “Malaria.”

Mayo Clinic: “Malaria.”

National Health Services: “Malaria.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Malaria: Frequently Asked Questions,” “About Malaria.” “Where Malaria Occurs.” “Malaria Information and Prophylaxis, by Country.”

Medline Plus: “Malaria.”

World Health Organization: “Malaria.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Malaria.”

Medecins Sans Frontieres: “Malaria.”

Mayo Clinic: “Malaria.”

National Health Services: “Malaria.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2020

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