Malaria: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
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Malaria is a parasite-borne disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms are common in those who have contracted malaria. They may develop significant difficulties and eventually die if they are not address. In 2020, an estimated 241 million cases of malaria will be reported worldwide, resulting in 627,000 deaths, the majority of whom will be children in sub-Saharan Africa. Each year, around 2,000 cases of the disease are reported in the United States. The majority of cases in the United States are causes by travel to or by immigrants returning from countries where the virus is prevalent, with the majority of cases occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia..