Malaria is a life-threatening disease, typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito and when get bitten from these mosquitoes, the parasite is released into your bloodstream and travel to the river.
Malaria is typically found in tropical and subtropical climates where the parasites can live. According to WHO, there were an estimated 216 million cases of malaria in 91 countries, only in 2016.
The global malaria deaths peaked in 2004 at approximately 2 million people and over 1 million people die from malaria each year, mostly children under 5 years of age. Malaria kills 1 child every 30 seconds, 3000 children every day and the 90% of cases occurring in Africa.
Malaria is prevalent in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central South America, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Oceania (Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, and the Solomon Islands). In Canada, malaria is most often caused by travel to and from endemic areas.