you get malaria by infected mosquitoes

What is Malaria?

Malaria is an intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite that invades the red blood cells. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes in many tropical and subtropical regions.

Little House On The Prairie

In the Little House On the Prairie, Ma and Laura got bitten by infected mosquitoes and got malaria. They spread it around their family! First, they all felt dizzy very weak and they felt unconscious. The Ingalls family thought that it was the watermelon that they ate and then it made them sick. They had to have a doctor come and take care of them. Luckily they all got better.