What is malaria?
Malaria is an infectious parasitic disease that in 2010 was found in 99 countries and territories throughout the world1. It is caught by being bitten by a mosquito carrying the malaria parasite.
There are mainly four types of malaria that affect humans. They are all serious, but falciparum malaria is the most deadly5. In 2011, falciparum malaria accounted for nearly 70% of cases reported in the UK2.