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Severe parasitic-disease of tropics spread by infected Anopheles mosquito. After an incubation period of one week to 10 months it manifests in symptoms such as anemia, chills, enlarged spleen, flu-like fever, headache, and muscle ache, which may recur in cycles after subsiding. Found in 103 tropical countries, it affects 300 to 500 million people annually causing over two million deaths, most of them children in sub-Sahara Africa.

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The travelers had to take certain medications so they didn't become ill with fevers and chills which are the classic symptoms of the tropical disease malaria.
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While traveling to third-world countries, it's important to be vaccinated to protect against diseases such as mumps and malaria, as they are more prominent than in more developed countries.
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After a wet year, the town fears they have residents that have been infected with malaria, based on resident reports of people with fevers, headaches and widespread sickness.
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