What you need to know

What you need to know

Malaria and how it is spread by the Anopheles mosquito

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito, who primarily bites when it’s dark. That’s why sleeping under a mosquito net is an important method of prevention. According to Malaria No More, a child dies from this preventable disease every minute.1 In 2017 alone, UNICEF reported over 200 million malaria incidences worldwide.1

How can I avoid getting it?

Preventing mosquito bites can help you avoid malaria. Repellents, like All Out® Ultra Power+™ Fan which kills dengue and malaria mosquitoes 30% faster,* can be effective tools against the disease. There are also specific antimalarial drugs available that can help prevent malaria. Ask your doctor about a prescription.

*Knocks down 30% of dengue and malaria carrier mosquitoes faster in fan vs. normal mode when first turned on based on lab tests.

Where is it most common and how does it occur?

The highest transmission is found in Africa South of the Sahara and South Asia. When the parasite enters the body, it lodges in the liver where it multiplies about 10,000 times. Two weeks later, it bursts into the bloodstream and infects red blood cells.

What are signs and symptoms?

According to the World Health Organization, Symptoms usually appear 10–15 days after infection. The first symptoms usually include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headaches

Learn More About Malaria

World Health Organization—Malaria

Disclaimer: This is provided for your information only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Should you have any symptoms or concerns, please contact your doctor.


1Malaria No More