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Traveling? make sure you protect yourself from malaria
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    What is malaria? -- Where does malaria occur? -- How do people get infected with malaria? -- How can I prevent malaria? -- Antimalarial drugs -- Prevent mosquito bites -- Which travels need to be concerned about malaria prevention -- What if I am pregnant? -- What are the symptoms and what should I do if I have them? -- For more information.

    Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that can infect a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. About 1,500 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year. Almost all are in travelers and immigrants returning from parts of the world where malaria transmission occurs, mainly sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The World Health Organization estimates that in 2010, there were 216 million cases of malaria, and 655,000 people died of malaria, most of them children in Africa.

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