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Malaria : an important message for non-travelers
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
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    What is malaria? -- How common is malaria in the United States? -- How is malaria spread? -- What are the symptoms -- How can I prevent mosquito bites? -- What should I do if I think I may have been infected with malaria?

    Malaria occurs throughout the world. It is a serious disease that can be fatal which is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium (plaz-MO-dee-um). There are four kinds of malaria that can infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum (fal-SIP-a-rum), P. vivax (VI-vacks), P. ovale (o-VOL-ley), and P. malariae (ma-LER-ee-aa).

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