Malaria is a major killer, a mosquito borne infectious disease caused by parasitic protozoans belonging to the plasmodium type.
Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented
According to the World Health Organisation, there were 207 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2020 and about 627,000 deaths. The risk of disease can be reduced by preventing mosquito bites by using insect repellents, insecticide treated mosquito or use of insecticides and draining of stagnant water.
There are also effective prophylaxis to prevent malaria as well as artemisinin based combination therapies that prove very effective against malaria.