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General Principles

  • Malaria is a systemic parasitic disease that is endemic to most of the tropical and subtropical world, with 148–304 million infections and 235,000-639,000 deaths in 2015. It is transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito. Five species are known to cause human disease: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malariae, and Plasmodium knowlesi.
  • Travel advice and appropriate chemoprophylaxis regimens are available from the CDC at

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