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malaria
used in Not Without My Daughter

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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
  • Moody explained that during World War II, while my dad was serving with the American forces in Abadan in the southern part of Iran, his father, working as a wartime physician, had treated numerous G.I."s for malaria, ultimately contracting the disease that killed him.

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