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1. Malaria
A disease caused by a number of protozoan parasite s from the genus Plasmodium and spread by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. The four species of Plasmodium which cause malaria are P. vivax , P. ovale, P. malariae, and P. falciparum . The disease most commonly occurs in the tropics and subtropics, such as Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, the Caribbeans, the South Pacific Islands, and sub-Saharan Africa. Symptoms appear anywhere from a week to a month after the mosquito bite, and include high fever, shaking chills, sweats, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, anemia , and sometimes vomiting and coughing. If left untreated, symptoms progress to fluid in the lungs, liver failure, kidney failure, brain swelling, coma, and death.

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