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Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness. Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die. In 2013 an estimated 198 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and 500,000 people died, mostly children in the African Region.

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About Malaria

FAQs, History, Disease, Geographic Distribution, Malaria Parasites, Mosquitoes, Eradication...

Diagnosis & Treatment

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Malaria Worldwide

Insecticide-treated Nets, Case Management, Pregnancy, President's Malaria Initiative...


Prevention, Where Malaria Occurs, Malaria Map Application...

Tools for Tomorrow

CDC Research in Malaria Prevention...

People with Malaria Speak

About Their Experiences with the Disease...

Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    MS A-06
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • Health care providers needing assistance with diagnosis or management of suspected cases of malaria should call the CDC Malaria Hotline:
    770-488-7788 or 855-856-4713 toll-free
    (M-F, 9am-5pm, eastern time).
  • Emergency consultation after hours, call:
    and request to speak with a CDC Malaria Branch clinician.
  • Page last reviewed: August 17, 2015
  • Page last updated: August 17, 2015 The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
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