Malaria: what is it & how is it transmitted?

The name

Malaria = mal’ + aria = “bad air”

The name of the disease comes from a belief of the past that poisonous fumes over marshes shifted towards residential areas and made people sick. The ruth is that these marshes were the breeding sites of the responsible for malaria transmission mosquitoes.

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