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Malaria (Italian: "bad air"; formerly called ague or marsh fever in English) is an infectious disease which in humans causes about 350-500 million infections and over 1 million deaths annually, mainly in the tropics and sub-Saharan Africa.

A tissue with red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and other substances suspended in fluid called plasma. Blood takes oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, and carries away wastes.


Malaria as related to Blood


  • Malaria - Wikipedia
    The U.S. blood supply is kept as safe as possible from infectious diseases, including malaria, through strict Food and Drug Administration (FDA) screening guidelines ...

  • Malaria-Exams and Tests - webmd.com
    Doctors use thick and thin blood smears to find out whether malaria-causing parasites are in your blood. These tests should be done if you have been in a region where ...

  • Blood Donor Eligibility: Blood Pressure, Pregnancy ...
    In-Depth Discussion of Malaria and Blood Donation Malaria is a blood infection caused by a parasite that can be transmitted from a donor to a patient through transfusion.

  • Malaria: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
    Malaria, especially falciparum malaria, is a medical emergency that requires a hospital stay. Chloroquine is often used as an anti-malarial drug.

  • Guidance for Industry: Recommendations for Donor ...
    Guidance for Industry: Recommendations for Donor Questioning, Deferral, Reentry and Product Management to Reduce the Risk of Transfusion-Transmitted Malaria

  • Malaria - Blood, Urine & Other Lab Tests Education
    Learn about malaria, an infection of the blood caused by Plasmodium parasites. Several different laboratory tests may be used to help diagnose malaria and monitor ...

  • Malaria | Disease Directory | Travelers' Health | CDC
    Malaria is a disease spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms usually appear within in 7-30 days but can take up to one year to develop. Symptoms include ...

  • Malaria - NHS Choices
    Malaria is a tropical disease. It is spread by mosquitoes infected with malaria parasites. In this video, an expert explains how malaria attacks different areas of ...