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Definition a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes that, while nonexistent in wealthy nations, strikes hundreds of millions of people a year in developing nations — killing over a million each year

more technically:  an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
  • Malaria is one of the areas of focus for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
malaria = a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes that, while nonexistent in wealthy nations, strikes hundreds of millions of people a year in developing nations — killing over a million each year
  • A medic was handing out malaria pills.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • malaria = a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes that, while nonexistent in wealthy nations, strikes hundreds of millions of people a year in developing nations — killing over a million each year

    more technically:  an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
  • fell ill with malaria and nothing the healer concocted saved him.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • malaria = a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes
  • Malaria is our enemy number one.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • malaria = a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes that, while nonexistent in wealthy nations, strikes hundreds of millions of people a year in developing nations — killing over a million each year

    more technically:  an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
  • The second year a hard frost killed his young grove, and he fell ill with malaria.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • There is always malaria for some people.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "No human being inhabits this malarious extent" is how one journalist describes this region.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • I think it most probable—though of course it's only an opinion—that you'll all have the deuce to pay before you get that malaria out of your systems.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • [1] Unhealthy regions, noted for the prevalence of malarial fevers in summer.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • "No," says Bill, "nothing chronic except malaria and accidents.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • Then about Negroes, mulattoes, mestizos, whites, the illiteracy rate — over 50 percent — and malaria.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Two of the little girls at the school had had malaria and died.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • My mother, who was having a minor breakdown over the lack of citronella candles at Home Depot-she was convinced someone would get malaria-let her in.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • His wife would not be at her most charitable if he came bringing malaria home to the family.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The air was sweltering, close, but I felt myself in the clutch of malarial trembling and chills.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • They had a guy with some kind of oxygen-tent thing nearby that looked like a malaria net.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • On his return trip he was stricken with malarial fever, resulting from exposure and bad water, and lay seriously ill in a cactus desert in Arizona.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • It was as much as Kim could remember of his own treatment in a bout of autumn malaria—if you except the patter that he added to impress the lama.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • The clinician asks: Is this malaria?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • From the man's distorted body and twisted mind, in occult ways, like mists rising from malarial marshes, came emanations of the unhealth within.
    Jack London  --  White Fang

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