How It Spreads?
Malaria is caught by being bitten by an infected mosquito. The malaria mosquito is most active between dusk and dawn. It only takes a single bite for the malaria parasite to enter the bloodstream and travel to the liver. Once there, it can lie dormant for up to a year before becoming active.
For more information on how the disease is spread once a person is infected see the malaria lifecycle.
There are ways to treat malaria but prevention is always better than cure. For advice on protection, click here.
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