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A mosquito's bite transmits a parasite into a person's blood, where it infects red blood cells. Periodically, the red blood cells rupture, causing fever, chills, and organ damage. Malaria is most common in parts of Africa, but can also be found in other tropical and subtropical areas around the world; those traveling to affected areas should take preventive measures.

From: Types of Blood Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

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Hoffman, R. , 5th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2009. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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Hoffman, R. , 5th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2009. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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