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Malaria

  • By: Barkha Gurbani
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes. The term malaria originates from Medieval Italian, mala aria (bad air) due to its association with swamps. In 1880, scientists discovered the real cause ...

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