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malaria
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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
  • Red eyes—he began to wonder if he had malaria.
    p. 29.8
  • He started taking malaria pills, but they didn't do any good, so he asked one of the nurses to give him an injection of an antimalarial drug.
    p. 29.9
  • He started taking malaria pills, but they didn't do any good, so he asked one of the nurses to give him an injection of an antimalarial drug.
    p. 29.9
  • Next door, people stood in line at the clinic and shivered with malaria while they waited for a nun to give them an injection of medicine that might make them feel better.
    p. 101.8
  • Perhaps she had a touch of malaria, she hoped.
    p. 111.5
  • Now she is sitting in the casualty ward at Mama Yemo among the cases of malaria, among the large-bellied children in rags, and no one is paying any attention to her because all she has is a headache and red eyes.
    p. 111.9
  • A doctor gives her a shot for malaria and tells her that she should be in quarantine for her illness.
    p. 112.1
  • But when she arrives at University Hospital, the doctors can't seem to find anything wrong with her, except for possibly some signs of malaria.
    p. 112.4
  • His parents took him to the hospital, where the doctors examined him and concluded that he had come down with malaria.
    p. 134.5
  • His mother did not believe it was malaria.
    p. 134.5
  • She had probably been suffering from malaria.
    p. 263.6

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