Malaria is a serious, potentially life threatening tropical disease typically occurring several days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. It is widespread throughout the world. There are several subtypes of Malaria but some becoming rapidly fatal in humans within a few hours. Sadly there is no current Malaria vaccination but there are medications which can help treat the parasite causing Malaria. Malaria can also rarely be spread through blood transfusions.
Malaria typically causes high fever, sweats and chills, aches and pains, diarrhoea/ vomiting but can also cause other symptoms.