Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a parasite known as Plasmodium and is transmitted by mosquito bite. The Female Anopheles mosquito is the major carrier of this parasite.

Malaria is caused when a person is bitten by an infected Anopheles mosquito. The infection is passed into the blood, and the parasite multiplies in the liver, thus causing the malarial symptoms. A single bite is enough for you to get Malaria.

There are 4 types of Plasmodium which cause Malaria and the nature of the parasite determines the quality of the infection.

Symptoms of Malaria

Shown below are the symptoms of Chikungunya. If you see these symptoms, please consult your doctor:

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